The summer signings have fueled excitement among the Dons faithful, as Tim Ashton found out when he spoke to fans outside last week’s meet the manager night.

Lee Hudson: “I have been a fan for 40 years and I am really excited about this season. I am especially looking forward to seeing more goals being scored at home.

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Lee Hudson

“We need a big improvement at home, that’s important, and I am looking forward to pushing up the table and maybe even sneaking into the play-offs.”

George Jones: “The new signings are really promising, Neal has done a good job – especially with Tubbs and Akinfenwa. If they can bond, they could be the best strike force in the league.

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George Jones

“These signings are more exciting than last year because they are all proven players.

“If they continue their form, we could be play-off contenders this year.”

Chris Thorpe: “The signings have been great and I am really looking forward to seeing the link-up play between Akinfenwa and Tubbs, they look like they should complement each other very well with Tubbs running of the back of Bayo.

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Chris Thorpe

“I also like Mark Phillips – he has great experience, even if he plays a deputy role behind Benno and Framps.

“I think letting Jack Midson go, although he’s a legend, has freed up cash to bring the players in and as long as we progress year on year, I will be happy.”

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Bryan Dyer

Bryan Dyer: “I am excited about the signings, the attackers we’ve got are a big step forward.

“I am optimistic and hopefully we won’t struggle again and maybe even make the play-offs.

“I am also hopeful of a good cup run for a change, but I am not bothered about the Captial One Cup, I won’t be going to MK Dons.”

Howard Muten: “They are exciting signings and I am looking for a better finish than last year.

“We started well enough, but then it seemed to peter out and we got in a mess towards the end of the season.

“I want this team to be together for the whole season and I’m looking for a finish in the top half of the table, maybe even the play-offs, just no more bottom five please.“

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Howard Muten