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Alexander: Working hard to add to squad

MK Dons Head Coach discusses recruitment drive in his pre-match press conference...

3 August 2023

Interviews

Alexander: Working hard to add to squad

MK Dons Head Coach discusses recruitment drive in his pre-match press conference...

3 August 2023

Graham Alexander insists MK Dons are working hard to make further additions to their squad.

Since arriving at Stadium MK this summer, Alexander has brought six new faces to the Football Club but hopes to see more come through the door, ideally in the coming days and weeks but certainly before the close of the transfer window.

“When I look at our potential starting team, we're as competitive as anyone but after that, it's unproven,” the MK Dons Head Coach said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two opener with Wrexham.

“We have good young players with good potential but we don't know where they are in terms of league standards. We need to add competition because that’s vital for any squad and any team.

“I know where we need to improve and it's not just one department but all over the team. We're working hard on that but we're in a tough market at the moment. We've got really strong competitors at this level to bring in players.

“It's ongoing, but I think it will go to the wire. If we could get someone in immediately, we'd do it if it was the right person, but if we have to be patient, we'll do that.

“We're all on the same page and we know we have to help the players become the team we can become. The only time limit for us, though, is the end of the window.”

One area in which MK Dons may look to target new signings is the loan market – a market the Club have used to their benefit before but have yet to dip into so far this summer.

“We're exploring all markets,” Alexander said. “It can be a valuable market for clubs and I know this club has had good success with loan players in the past.

“Ideally, I’d like to have players that belong to us who are invested in our future but I've signed brilliant loan players down the years who have helped my teams to promotion. Whatever signing they are, it'll be about their character.”


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