Three non league clubs have chose to merge into one and get themselves a new name, which came into effect on the 1st of June.
Spartan League clubs Milton Keynes Robins & Unite MK have merged along with MK Irish Veterans to form Milton Keynes Irish.
They hope to play in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One – Step 6 of the non league pyramid – next season whenever it is safe to return.
They will play home games at Manor Fields in Fenny Stratford, which is just a 8 minute drive away from League One side Milton Keynes Dons.
The club were formerly as Buckingham Town after announcing that they were folding at the end of the 2017–18 season. However, the decision was later reversed.
In January 2019, the club was renamed Milton Keynes Robins before going on to complete the merger five months later.
Their club statement read: “The merger will make us a bigger, stronger and better club open to all that want to be involved. Going into next season we will have a First Team, Reserve Team and Vets Team with a view to adding a youth structure in the near future!
“We believe this will help push football in Milton Keynes further, any support would be greatly appreciated to help us achieve this goal! Please don’t hesitate to contact us!”
After learning the news that three non league clubs have chose to merge into one and get themselves a new name, fans took to social media to give their reaction.
It’s fair to say that former club Buckingham Town also got plenty or talk within the replies. See what was said by heading over on the next page.