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Tucker: A good exercise

Jack Tucker spoke to the press after the draw at the Walks Stadium…

20 July 2022

Jack Tucker viewed Saturday's friendly with Kings Lynn Town as a good exercise for MK Dons.

MK Dons faced Kings Lynn away in a pre-season friendly, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, after a late equaliser from Liam Manning’s men cancelled out the Linnet’s early opener.

The former Gillingham centre-half signed for the Dons a month ago, he expressed that ‘everyone has been welcoming’ and ‘it has been great’ ever since he arrived at Stadium MK.
MK Dons played back-to-back pre-season friendlies against Norwich City U23’s and Kings Lynn Town, Tucker played a total of 90 minutes separated between the two fixtures. When questioned about the matches, Tucker said:
“It has been a good exercise, it was good to get more minutes in the legs and that’s what pre-season is all about. The two games we played were very different tests, it was good to get that mixture and prepare us for the season ahead.
“We treat these friendlies like any other game we play, the results technically don’t matter, but winning is a good habit to get into. For defenders like myself, clean sheets are also a great habit to get into, every game I want to keep a clean sheet and win the game. Pre-season is about practice and getting into these good habits early on.”
Liam Manning’s men have one more pre-season friendly against Barnet FC, before the start of their 2022/2023 campaign. When questioned about his beginning five weeks at the club, Tucker responded: “The confidence is high.
“Although last season didn’t end the way the team wanted, as soon as I arrived, nobody was feeling sorry for themselves. We’re all training hard and looking to build on last year, hopefully we can take it one step further.”

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