Dons to host Saints in third round

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MK Dons will face Premier League Southampton in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Karl Robinson’s side overcame Cardiff City in the second round, beating the Bluebirds 2-1 in extra time.

“It’s a great draw,” said Dons boss Karl Robinson. “It’s a Premier League club with a tremendous manager and a great tradition. They’re a club we’ve tried to replicate to an extent because of how they’ve developed over the years.

“The last time we met was a League 1 game, and a certain Ricky Lambert destroyed us that day. It’s a long time since we’ve played them, but it shows how far we’ve both come.

“I’m sure we’ll have nearly 20,000 here, and hopefully we’ll get some cash and I’ll try and spend it on a certain player!”