Jake Forster-Caskey believes the Dons’ recent stubbornness has led to more points.
“We’re managing games better and as a result we’re picking up points,” Forster-Caskey told MK Dons PlayerHD.
“We’re coming up against some really strong teams in this league so we have to be compact. We’ve been working really hard to keep a solid shape and stay in games a bit more.
“We certainly did that (against Derby County) and I don’t think they had too many chances. Ten minutes before the goal we got the ball down and started moving it and that came from staying in the game. It’s harder to do that if you’re losing two or three-nil.
He continued: “Derby are good with and without the ball so it was always going to be a tough game for us. To get the three points against them is a great result for us.”
“It was nice to score my first goal for the Club in a crucial game and for it prove to be the winner as well was great.”
“I’ve been on at myself because I’ve been wanting to score for a while. I had one the other day which was close, so it was nice to see this one go in.
It was Forster-Caskey’s stunning free-kick which proved the difference in Saturday’s 1-0 win at the iPro Stadium and the on-loan midfielder was pleased to get off the mark with such a crucial goal.
“We’ve had some tough games but we’ve got a full week clear to prepare for Bristol City.”
“We’ve got a few more big games coming up and we’ve got our sights fully set on that
The men from MK1 are currently level on points with the Robins, so have the chance this weekend to create a three-point gap between them and the Aston Gate outfit.
The victory over Derby saw the Dons move five points clear of the bottom three in the Sky Bet Championship and kept them above Bristol City, who they face at stadiummk on Saturday afternoon. Tickets for Saturday's clash with Bristol City are priced from £25 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons membership - female fans can buy tickets inclubRed from just £25 adults and £15 under-18s.
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