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Robbo's passionate message ahead of tonight's match

Our Head Coach is looking forward to watching the young Dons

2 November 2021

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Mark Robinson can't wait to watch our young prospects tonight as the class of 2021/22 aim to extend our proud record in the FA Youth Cup.

Of course, our Head Coach guided our Under-18s into the last-16 of the national competition in two successive seasons, bowing out on the first of those occasions to a Chelsea side that included Tammy Abrahams, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, and Trevor Chalobah. That's an example of the opportunities to take on the best that the FA Youth Cup provides - and this season's crop take on Woking tonight at the Cherry Red Records Stadium (7.00 pm kick-off).

"I'm really excited about watching the lads tonight," said Robbo. "They have had an excellent start to the season, both on and off the pitch. Obviously, we have an excellent record in the FA Youth Cup. A record that many of the biggest clubs in the country have not emulated over the last five to six years.

"It would be fantastic if our fans could come up trumps once again and turn out in numbers. For our lads to strive to put in a top performance and win in front of our fans is a crucial part of their development."

Several of our squad for tonight's game have already made their mark in the FA Youth Cup after reaching the last-16 of the competition, knocking out Burnley before a gallant extra-time defeat versus Spurs. 

Tickets are available to buy online until 4.00 pm today, but you can also pay on the night (from 5.45 pm at the hospitality entrance). Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and concessions. Under-18s can get free tickets, but these must be booked in advance online.


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