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Carl: Full week will benefit us

29 September 2015

Carl Baker is confident the Dons will benefit from having a full week to prepare for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash away at Bristol City.

Last weekend’s meeting with Leeds United brought an end to a tough stretch which saw the Dons play five games in the space of just three weeks – during that run Karl Robinson’s side faced three teams inside the top eight of the Championship and one Premier League outfit.

The men from MK1, though, will have had a full seven days to get set for their trip Ashton Gate and Baker hopes that will make a difference as the team go in search of that elusive victory.

“I think it’s important that we’ll have a full week to prepare,” Baker told MK Dons PlayerHD. “The first half (against Derby) we played really well but there was a spell in the second where we looked a little bit tired so having this full week now will give us a chance to get some rest.

“Saturday is a massive game for us away at Bristol and hopefully we can bounce back. We need to put all our focus onto this game and make sure we’re 100% firing when it comes around.”

Although Robinson’s men go into this weekend’s clash with the Robins on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Derby County, they should take with them confidence from what was an impressive performance against a team which should be challenging for promotion come the end of the season.

Baker added: “It was very similar to how it’s been over the last few weeks - I thought we played really well and probably deserved something out of the game, we’ve just been punished for switching off a couple of times.

“Without sounding like a broken record - because at the end of the day it’s all about getting three points - we can’t be too hard on ourselves. We’ve just got to keep believing and not look at the league table because we don’t feel it is justifying how we’re performing at the minute.

“You could hear the Leeds and Derby players in the tunnel after the game saying that they didn’t know how they’d won the game. It’s frustrating for us at the minute but we’d be more scared if weren’t putting the performances in. I think all the fans who come and watch will see that we’ve got a bit about us and hopefully our luck will soon turn.”

Tickets for Saturday's clash at Bristol City can only be bought in advance of matchday from the Club - tickets are priced at £30 adults, £27 over-65s, £25 under-22s, £19 under-19s, £18 under-12s!

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

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