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What we learnt: Robbie’s Charlton Athletic presser

The key talking points from Robbie Neilson’s pre-match press conference...

17 November 2017

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Robbie Neilson’s men travel to Charlton Athletic Saturday afternoon as they look to maintain their winning run.

“We’re on a three-game winning streak," Neilson said in his pre-match press conference. “We’ll go there with a lot of confidence and play our football and hopefully that’ll see us get the result.”

He added: “I think the whole Club - the fans, players and everyone who works at the stadium has had a lift. Winning builds confidence and we’ve managed to do that in two difficult games.

"We’re pleased with that but we need to carry it forward.”

Here’s what else we learnt from Neilson’s pre-match press conference.

Consistency is key...

"I think consistency is so important in this division – if you can get a sustained period of good results then that can get you to the top of the league. That’s what we need to do, there has only been a couple of teams that have managed to do that this season - hopefully, we’re at the start of one and we can continue that good form."

Season has been stop-start...

"I think we've not been able to put a run together because of several things, form injuries and suspensions but also just the nature of the league – it’s such a tough division there isn’t much between all the teams. Anyone can beat anyone so if you’re not quite at it or at times you don’t get the rub of the green then you don’t win the game."

Installing his physiology...

"These things do take a while. When I came in last December they key was making sure we stayed in the division and getting some results on the board. Then over the summer, we looked to build again – these things take time and I think we are improving. We are getting better - we just need to get that consistency in our performance.

Peter Pawlett return boosted the side...

"To bring Peter back into the side was huge for us because he brings energy, he’s a very experienced player and the rest of the lads react off him because of his energy because of the runs he makes and the quality he’s got.

"He’s played a lot of games, he’s played a lot of games at the highest level in Scotland, he’s been on the international scene and played in European competitions so he’s a real coup for us and he sees what we are trying to do."


Robbie Neilson and his MK Dons side take on Charlton Athletic this Saturday in a Sky Bet League One fixture at The Valley.

Tickets for the clash are priced from £20 adults, £16 seniors/under-21s, £10 students/under-18s and £5 under-11s when bought in advance of matchday.

Season tickets, meanwhile, are able to travel to The Valley for just £12. Adult/Over-65 members can purchase travel for £16 with Under-18s priced at £15 – a £1 discount from general sale.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 5343. Tickets will remain on sale from the Club until 5pm on Friday.

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