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Baldock pleased with ‘brilliant’ defence

8 August 2016

For the first time since 2013, MK Dons kept a clean sheet in their first game of the season but only this time did it lead to a victory – much to the delight of right-back George Baldock.

The Dons denied Shrewsbury Town at their Greenhous Meadow stadium and that, coupled with Daniel Powell’s fierce 73rd minute strike, earned them an opening-day victory in Shropshire.

Baldock was delighted with the outcome. He told MK Dons PlayerHD: “It was brilliant from the boys. Everyone worked their socks off and we’re delighted with the three points.

Baldock and Co will look to build on their opening-day success when they entertain Millwall this Saturday - tickets for the Stadium MK clash are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s, £17 under-21s (members only) and £7 under-18s.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

He added: “It turned out to be a really good day.”

“I can only recall that last-ditch tackle Joe (Walsh) made to get us out of trouble but apart from that, it was just shots from distance and we all know Dave’s handling is brilliant – he rarely parries or spills anything.”

“With the information we got from our analyst Ben (Pope) and the manager, we came up with a game plan which worked and we were able to nullify their attacks.

“We showed how solid and compact we can be (as a back four). I thought the two centre-halves were excellent and won most things in the air.

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