Dons’ season ticket count stands at an impressive 5,328

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DONS will go into the new League 1 season with a guaranteed MK Army of more than 5,300 fans behind them.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on promotion last season, Dons supporters have reacted magnificently to pledge their support and snap up a total of 5,328 season tickets as of Tuesday, August 14.

Dons’ new ‘football is a simple game and so are our prices’ campaign has clearly struck a chord with supporters, Season ticket sales in the East Premium area of stadium:mk have risen by 45 per cent, while sales in the East Wing have risen by 17 per cent and the Cowshed is up by 19 per cent.

Perhaps the most encouraging statistic is that the number of U18 season ticket sales – at the cost of just £24 – has risen by 25 per cent.

Dons are holding another season ticket tour evening on Thursday, August 23 at 5.45pm, 6.15pm and 6.45pm. Last night 60 people turned up for the tour.

The club’s record season ticket sales figure was reached during the 2009/10 campaign when 6,031 fans signed up to show their support for the whole season.

Although that number might not be matched this season, the 5,328 sold as of this week compares to 4,945 on the same day last year – by which time Dons had already played their first home game. Last season the final figure was 5,158, including 119 half-season tickets.

Dons manager Karl Robinson has always been quick to thank the fans for their support, and was full of praise for those who travelled to Cheltenham on Saturday.

He said: “The fans are inspirational to us, and the 350 that travelled with us to Cheltenham really got us over that line.

“We’re almost there now. The fans are ready, the players are ready, so let’s see what the outcome is when the balls start rolling!

“We play entertaining football, we can score goals, hopefully, and we can win hopefully too! Come down and enjoy it!”