Date: 4th August 2011 at 12:53pm
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The disappointment of play-off defeat last season will make MK Dons stronger this time round, this is the opinion of Pete Winkelman.

The Dons chairman, as he told MK News, believes that ‘pound for pound’ the club is better than last season.

A few more additions are wanted and when they come along drawing on the ‘achievements’ of last season will see the club go on a ‘do better’ in league one this season: ‘the difference this time is that we are using our achievements to believe that we can go on and do better, and we know that we were not at 100 per cent of our capabilities.

‘Pound for pound, I think we’re better than last year. We’ve still got maybe three things to do before we’ve got a finished squad. We’ll get those players and then we can look forward to a really good season.’

He is by no means expecting a stroll in the park this season!

Winkelman knows that there are some good sides in this division but thinks the Dons have one of the strongest, if not the strongest, squad in the league and teams will fear them: ‘there are some good team with good squads, but other teams will fear us too. We’ve got one of the best attacks, one of the best midfields and if we get it right one of the best defences. Put that together as a team and we’ve got a really good chance.

‘We’re going to raise the bar this year to see if we can actually get over that line. We’ve been so close in the past so maybe it’s our time. Maybe we are due.’

Are MK Dons better, and stronger, than they were last season and will this see them achieve promotion this time round?

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