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NEW TO LEAGUE ONE: MILTON KEYNES DONS

16 June 2016

Following their relegation from to League One, MK Dons will be looking to return to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Karl Robinson’s men finished the season 23rd in the final standings, but the ten point gap between themselves and Rotherham probably doesn’t do the Dons justice, given the extraordinary run which the Millers went on following the appointment of Neil Warnock.

Robinson and his side aren’t heading into unknown territory however though, having spent the prior seven seasons in the division before their promotion in 2015.

Goals were a real problem for MK throughout the campaign, as they struggled to replace the firepower of Benik Afobe and Deli Alli, who moved on to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.

As a result of this, midfielder Carl Baker (who has joined Portsmouth) finished as the club’s top scorer, finding the back of the net on just five occasions. Alex Revell (who has signed for Northampton) was the highest scoring striker at the club, but he only managed to get on the scoresheet four times throughout the entire campaign.

One positive for MK is the fact they’ve been able to retain the services of long-term manager Robinson, who rejected the advances of Leeds United, following their decision to part company with Steve Evans. Robinson has been in charge since 2010 and, at the age of just 35, many tip him to have bright future in the game.

Robinson has already added one new face to his squad ahead of the upcoming season, with Ed Upson joining on a free transfer after seeing his contract expire at previous employers Millwall.

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