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Dave delighted with clean sheet

1 December 2015

David Martin and the Dons defence kept their fifth clean sheet of the season on Saturday - and the goalkeeper was understandably pleased with the shut-out.

The men from MK1 took a point away from Molineux after holding Wolves to a goalless draw, thanks largely to a terrific defensive display and an excellent individual effort from Martin between the sticks.

“When you come to a place like this you know you’re going to get a bit of a peppering but not as much as we did,” the 29-year-old told MK Dons PlayerHD. “It was chance after chance but luckily it was all in and around me so I managed to make a few saves.

“In terms of being able to hold onto the ball, we were as poor as I’ve seen. Our biggest defence is how we keep the ball and we usually stop teams amounting any pressure but every time we got the ball we gave it back - we made it real hard work for ourselves.

“Those days last year when I wasn’t touching the ball for 20 minutes are long gone and I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying my football here, playing at grounds like Molineux and against teams I’ve never faced before.”

He continued: “If the back four keep making challenges and saves then it gives the foundations for the gaffer to work from. We need to do that every game.”

“I’ve tried not to look at the league – just like I didn’t last year for different reasons. It’s not until February time when you start getting down to the nitty gritty that I tend to take any notice.

Saturday’s stalemate saw the Dons move out of the bottom three in the Sky Bet Championship and Martin, who revealed he doesn’t look at the league table until later in the season, wants the team to build on the result at Brentford this weekend.

“We’ve just got to go out and try to win every game. There is no difference it’s always on to the next game for us. We go to Brentford on Saturday and we’ll try to win that.
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Brentford are priced from £23 adults and £6 under-18s while travel is available at £13 adults and £12 all other supporters.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/kiosk at thecentre:mk or call 0333 200 5343.

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