James Honeyman is preparing MK Dons Ladies for a “really hard task” this Sunday afternoon when they host Ipswich Town Ladies.
The Dons, who are currently second in the table, welcome fourth place Ipswich Town Ladies to Willen Road this Sunday – kick-off 2pm.
Speaking after the 11-0 victory against Wargrave last weekend, Honeyman revealed his worry that the emphatic result in the County Cup may not have a positive effect when his side battle Ipswich Town Ladies.
“There’s always a worry that in these games, that you become a little bit lethargic and feel you haven’t worked hard enough when you have another game a week later."
He added: "The game is going to be a really really hard task. It's second versus fourth and we know we’re going to have to play at a higher tempo because they [Ipswich] will be.”
The Dons currently sit four points clear of Ipswich Town Ladies ahead of their meeting, - but have played one more game.
A win for Ipswich would close the gap on the Dons to just a single point, but they would not move up the table unless they’re able to secure a massive 17-0 victory alongside Leyton Orient WFC failing to win their league fixture.
The Dons are currently a point behind AFC Wimbledon Ladies, having closed the gap in their last league game due to the Dons’ victory over Norwich City Ladies, and AFC Wimbledon Ladies’ 3-2 defeat courtesy of Stevenage Ladies.
If the Dons defeat Ipswich and AFC Wimbledon Ladies fail to beat Denham United Ladies, then the Dons would move to the top of the league.
Ahead of the two sides meeting at Willen Road on Sunday, the Dons are unbeaten in 12 games across all competitions, whereas Ipswich have won their last three league games, registering one resounding 8-1 victory over Norwich City Ladies in the process.
The Dons have a fully fit squad for Honeyman to select from.