MK Dons are set to be without a number of players this weekend due to Covid-19 protocols.
Two players in the MK Dons squad have tested positive for the virus and, as a result, will not feature in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Stevenage along with several others who are unavailable in line with Government and EFL guidelines.
“It’s been a slightly disrupted week,” Head Coach Liam Manning said in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s game.
“We had two positive Covid-19 tests after our trip to Crewe so we’ve had to follow some strict protocols. We have quite a few in isolation off the back of it and we’ve gone back to measures that we were under a while ago to make sure nothing spreads.
“The health and wellbeing of people is most important and the medical guys have done a terrific job and we’ve had no further positive Covid cases since them two - huge credit to our medical staff and our players.
“We’ve got numerous players missing but when you go through periods like this, as this group as shown before, it can bring you together. It also gives other people opportunities and I’m really excited to see what they can do.
“When I look at the starting line-up going out tomorrow, I’m genuinely excited by it - it shows the depth and quality of the squad. Players have to be ready when they get their opportunity – that’s what is exciting me most. Let’s see how they do!”
Manning added: “It’s a reminder that Covid-19 is still here. It’s a case of being sensible and using common sense. We’ve stuck to the rules all season but through these winter months it’s crept back in. I am hopeful that, moving forward, we’ll be okay.”
Tickets for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie are still available to buy, priced at £16 adults and £8 under-18s.
Tickets are being sold on a block-by-block basis, starting in the East Centre. Season Ticket holders will not be able to reserve their seat for this fixture.
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622922. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off from the Box Office.