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MK Dons Postgame

4 May 2018

Gaffer and club urge supporters to stay off the pitch after the MK Dons game

Saturday’s game at home to MK Dons will be our final scheduled Sky Bet League One game before the start of the playoffs.
 
It has been a fantastic season so far with Paul Hurst, his staff and the players giving Town our highest league position in many years.  We also understand that supporters want to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of this season.
 
We are urging supporters to stay off the pitch at the final whistle, not only to protect the pitch for the playoff game but to avoid another FA investigation as occurred after the pitch incursion at the end of the Yeovil Checkatrade Trophy Semi Final, resulting in a warning of the risk of further disciplinary action should a similar incursion happen again. 
 
Paul and the players are planning a walk around the pitch after the final whistle to acknowledge the great support that they have received from the fans over the season.
 
The playoff games are scheduled away on Thursday 10th May and then on Sunday 13th we play at the Montgomery Waters Meadow. 
 
Following the win at home to Yeovil Town in the CheckaTrade Trophy there was a pitch invasion on the final whistle.  In the following period after the game the club received a warning from the FA for this incursion by the supporters on the day.
 
Paul Hurst is looking forward to him and the players going around after the MK Dons game to thanks the fans for their support over the season.
 
“I’d like to finish the regular season on a high and get a result in front of our own fans”, said Paul.
 
“We will go around and applaud the fans at the end of the game, it doesn’t mean anything, it just means it is the last game of the season and we are saying thanks for your support and nothing more than that.
 
“On the Sunday when the playoff comes around and that will be out last game of the season, it with either be chaos or we will all be very down.  In my opinion that isn’t the time to be doing a lap of honour so that will be done at the end of the game on Saturday.”


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