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TEAM TALK - v MK DONS, 2/11/13

1 November 2013

Boss back on the road...

GOING into Saturday's game at MK Dons, we have another fully fit squad to choose from. We are doing very well in this respect so far.

The injury prevention work that we do, instigated by Jon Whitney, means that we have had very few soft tissue injuries and also few impact injuries as well.

Keeping all the players fit is key and so important to us. We also make sure that they get the necessary minutes in training and matches and for that reason, those lads who are not playing regularly lined up against a touring American team in a behind-closed-doors game at St. George's Park this week.

We now focus on the challenge that MK Dons will present to us. They are one of the fancied sides at this level who play good football and can score goals.

They have been on a poor run recently, but they have good players in their team and we are well aware of what they are capable of.

We've done well on our travels so far this season. We know that if we continue to work as hard without the ball as we do with it, then we will be a well-organised team who are hard to beat.

We have our own high standards. I don't feel that we've been as consistent as we would like as yet, but we're getting there all of the time and that is encouraging.

Looking back at our last game, it was an enthralling encounter between two good, footballing teams. It was always going to be a tight affair and we kept them quiet for the majority. We passed the ball more than they did but it was they who nicked the all-important goal and it was a rather scrappy one at that.

That said, there were a lot of positives to come out of the game, which we will now take with us. This is a really tough League with some good clubs and we know that we have it be at it right from the off in each game.

DEAN SMITH

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