Midfield maestro Darren Potter is one of a number of players within the Dons’ ranks who have played at the highest level of English football but even still he is looking forward to tonight’s game.
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Potter, who made two appearances for Liverpool in the top division, is one of many who licking his lips at the prospect of pitting his wits against Premier League opposition at MK1 in front of the home support.
Speaking before the game, the 27-year-old midfielder said: “The moment the draw came out I was absolutely delighted with it.
“One or two of the lads said they’d have preferred it away at their ground but I think it’s a great draw for us and the fact it’s here gives us a massive chance of getting a victory.”
The Dons go into this tough tie off the back of their impressive 4-1 victory over Bury last Saturday and last season’s Player of the Year feels the side still have gears they can go into if needed.
“Bury was our first away win this season, it was difficult but once we got into our stride it was a comfortable afternoon.
“We weren’t expecting it to take this long to get our first away victory but I think circumstances have dictated that.
“We all feel though we could go into another gear if needed.”
The Dons will be hoping they can shift into that extra gear tonight when they take on a Black Cats side who are unbeaten in the Premier League so far in 2012/13 despite facing the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.
And Potter is aware of how difficult a challenge tonight will be. He added: “It’s going to a great test for us.
“On any given day playing Sunderland is a massive test but if we go out there and perform like we can, then there’s every chance we can get the result we want.”