Robbie Neilson’s men welcome Fleetwood Town to Stadium MK on Saturday afternoon as they return to Sky Bet League One action.
“We need to take our cup form into the league," Neilson said in his pre-match press conference. “That’s the bread and butter for us and what is most important – so Saturday is a very important game.”
He added: “It’s a difficult place to go, the mood in the camp has changed from last season. We knew last year if we got on top of them early the crowd would turn against them but it’ll be different this year.
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."
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Fleetwood Town are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and under-21s, and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE* with a Young Dons (Plus) membership. Supporters can upgrade their seat to East Centre for £5 or to clubRed for £10.
What’s more, groups of 20 or more who book tickets in one transaction qualify for a discounted rate of £15 adults, £10 over-65s and £3 under-18s.
To book tickets click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.