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Ian Dawes looks ahead to Saturday’s trip to MK Dons

10 August 2023

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Ian Dawes looks ahead to Saturday’s trip to MK Dons

10 August 2023

Tranmere Rovers manager Ian Dawes says this weekend’s trip to MK Dons will be ‘a different type of challenge’ as his squad look to carry the momentum from their penalties victory over Barnsley on Tuesday evening into this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

With Rovers returning to league action this Saturday, Dawes pointed to the stylistic differences of teams in League Two in explaining how his side will face a different challenge each week in the league, focusing on the type of challenge MK Dons will pose.

“Every game is a challenge. The style of play of the teams now is so different, everyone’s style is different. 

“MK Dons play a back three like Barrow did, but they won’t play it in the same style as Barrow did, the way Barrow sit deep and try and counter, it’s going to look completely different. 

“The spaces are in different places, they’ll be up and at them a bit more like Graham Alexander’s teams are, credit to them. 

“It will be a challenge, a different type of challenge, but every game is, it’s just important that we get our organisation right out of possession and our patterns of play that will hurt them when we’re in possession of the ball, and ultimately it’s about getting a result.”

You can watch Ian Dawes’ interview in full via our YouTube channel below.


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