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Jordan Spence explains why MK Dons are keen to defeat Leeds

Leeds United take on MK Dons in the Championship this weekend.

Speaking to the official MK Dons website, Jordan Spence has admitted that the club are so keen to defeat Leeds because of the history and tradition that surrounds the Yorkshire-based outfit.

The 25-year-old said: “Leeds are a club steeped in history and they have a great football tradition but we’re keen to go out there and prove that we can beat them.”

Considering MK Dons themselves have little history to speak of, defeating Leeds will be another sign that they are one of the upcoming forces in English football.

Having won promotion from League One last season, they have started this Championship campaign in strong form, picking up seven points from seven games to sit in 16th place - the highest of the three promoted teams.

They are only one point below Leeds, who have struggled to get going this season, and a victory would likely proper them into the top half of the league table.

Spence wants to ensure victory at stadiummk to prove that the Dons can take on the biggest teams in England, and although Leeds cannot live up to that reputation on the pitch, their history means they remain huge off the field of play.

A victory for MK Dons would move them ahead of Leeds in the Championship table, and Karl Robinson would be increasing the pressure on Uwe Rosler’s head, with two straight defeats hardly going to improve the head coach in the eyes of Massimo Cellino.

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