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Fixture change for final pre-season match

The Dons will round off pre-season at Wealdstone

21 July 2023

Club News

Fixture change for final pre-season match

The Dons will round off pre-season at Wealdstone

21 July 2023

The Club has made the difficult decision to amend the final fixture to our pre-season schedule on Saturday 29 July.

Our first-team squad will now round off their summer friendlies at Wealdstone (1 pm kick-off), instead of Southend United, a week before the League Two season gets underway.

Explaining the key reasons for this change, our Managing Director Danny Macklin said: “We have made the difficult decision to make this necessary change to our final all-important pre-season fixture.

“Following the cancellation of Southend’s last fixture versus Billericay, we needed to mitigate the risk of an important match in our preparations for 2023/24 being called off closer to the event. The welfare of our players and ensuring that they are in peak physical fitness for the start of the season is of paramount importance in this decision.

“Naturally, we sympathise with the current situation and uncertainty at Southend United, a club I worked at for over two years. The Club and the Dons Trust will make a donation to the Shrimpers Trust Hardship Fund and we very much hope everyone associated with Southend United can swiftly resolve their issues and flourish again as a football club.”

More ticket details will follow in due course about the friendly match at Wealdstone.


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