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Jack in contention as Johnnie targets Trophy win

Aiming to get off to a strong start

5 September 2023

Match Previews

Jack in contention as Johnnie targets Trophy win

Aiming to get off to a strong start

5 September 2023

Jack Currie is in line for a timely return tonight as we gear up to take on Stevenage in our opening EFL Trophy group game.

The match against the League One new boys provides Johnnie Jackson with the ideal opportunity to shuffle his pack after a hectic week which saw us take on Chelsea and Newport County.

Whilst the game could come at the right time for Jack, our manager has confirmed that it will come too soon for Paul Kalambayi.

Watch the full interview below.

Jack we’re really hopeful as he’s trained this week,” he explained. “He’s not been out as long and did the full pre-season. It’s one that we’ll definitely look at for Jack.

“It will come a bit too soon for PK. He’s been out a long time and he’s missed pre-season. He’s only just started training back with the group. We may look into arranging a friendly in a week or so for him to get some minutes.”

The Dons are set to face higher league opposition for the third time this season having already taken on Coventry City and Chelsea.

Stevenage claimed a league double over us last season – a record that Johnnie is looking to improve upon as we welcome Steve Evans’ side to the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

“We had two tough games against them last season,” he said. “Arguably we should’ve got more from those two games. There’s a score to settle there. They deserved to go up, they’re a good side that are well drilled. It’ll be a tough night but we’ll be giving it a go and looking to beat them.

“We want to win the game first and foremost. Like every game that we play, it’s an opportunity to use the squad. After the week that we’ve had, it’s certainly something that we need to look at. It’s also an opportunity for guys who haven’t had as many minutes to stake a claim.”

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