MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves looking forward to Southampton reunion

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Ben Reeves came through Southampton's youth academy before moving to Milton Keynes Dons in 2013.

Milton Keynes Dons midfielder Ben Reeves has told the Daily Mirror that he is looking forward to a reunion with his former club Southampton in the Capital One Cup. 

Reeves completed a permanent transfer from Southampton to MK Dons in the summer of 2013, and he has not been back to the club where he broke through since.

However, now that he is preparing to lock horns with the Saints, the 23-year-old says that he is eager to show his old club what they are missing - and hopes to play a part in the fixture after making it back from injury.

“When the fixture first came out it was in my mind straight away as one to get back for and hopefully I’ll play a part in that game," he said. 

“It’s nice to get the chance to play against a team that I was at for so long. It’s important for me and they’re still the first club I look for in the Premier League with results. It’s the club I grew up with.”

Reeves may be looking forward to the match against Southampton, but MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has a rather different opinion on the tie.

Robinson says that he 'does not care' about the fixture, with his focus solely on his side's match against Derby County in the Championship at the weekend.

“I don’t really care about the Southampton game to be honest," he is quoted as saying in the Mirror article. “It’s pretty poor of the Football League to expect us to play on Wednesday night and then on Saturday morning.

“What do they expect us to do? All our focus is on Derby County now.”

Robinson's comments, perhaps, come as a result of his side's poor start to their league campaign, which has increased the pressure on him. 

The Dons are currently sat in 20th place in the Championship table, and have only won two of their opening eight matches of the season. 

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