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​Tottenham ask permission to play Carabao Cup at MK Dons ground

Tottenham are attempting to get the EFL to let them play their Carabao Cup tie against Watford at Stadium MK.

Spurs have asked for special dispensation for the third-round clash.

It would be played at MK Dons' stadium. The game is on September 24. Wembley is not available, while the club's new ground is still not ready.

Stadium MK is around 40 miles away from White Hart Lane. They know it is not ideal for supporters, but have no other option.

Tottenham said in a statement: "We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening, however the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 percent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents.

"In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.

"Consideration was given to a number of different football stadia and for a variety of reasons - capacity, availability, facilities, accessibility, pitch quality and clubs still being in the competition themselves - it was simply not possible to secure a neutral venue within the M25.

"We are extremely conscious of having to ask our supporters to attend home matches at more than one venue and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

"Further details regarding the scheduling of our tie, along with ticketing, will follow in due course."

Andrew Maclean
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