Aaron Dagger has joined the backroom team of new MK Dons Head Coach Mark Jackson.
Dagger, 32, worked with Jackson at Leeds United, where he held the role of Performance Analyst within the Under-21s set-up before stepping up to the first team alongside Jackson.
Dagger graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Sports Coaching & Development before joining Preston North End.
He has been appointed Technical Insights Analyst at MK Dons.
Speaking to mkdons.com, Dagger said: “I am privileged to have this opportunity to join MK Dons and working alongside Mark.
“We have developed a strong relationship during our time together at Leeds United and while I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Elland Road, it was a no brainer when he asked me to join him here at this Club. I am looking forward to getting started.”
Head Coach Mark Jackson commented: “I have worked with Aaron a long time and we’ve developed a strong connection, so I am very pleased he’s been able to join me.”
“As someone who knows my ideas, he will be crucial in transferring that methodology to the players and staff. He is going to be a key figure for me to lean on, alongside the other fantastic staff we already have in place here at the Club.”
Sporting Director Liam Sweeting added: “Aaron joins us in an exciting new role that sees us further add to the team that continually drives our high-performance environment.
“Aaron has worked with Mark for a long time and will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of Mark’s methodology to the players.
“He will enhance the excellent work our current Head of Performance Analysis Shaun Howl and our First Team Analyst David Perkins have been providing, bolstering our analysis provision.”