Ethan Ebanks-Landell scored his first MK Dons goal in Saturday’s win at Bury while also playing his part in a third-straight clean sheet – so which does the defender prefer?
Playing in his first game since suffering a foot injury against Oxford United, Ebanks-Landell headed home a Scott Golbourne corner to give the men from MK1 an unassailable 2-0 advantage at Gigg Lane.
The centre-back, along with Scott Wootton, also kept Bury’s experienced strike-force at bay for most of the afternoon, making it 318 minutes since the Dons last conceded a goal.
So which of the two pleased Ebanks-Landell the most?
“The clean sheet is the most important thing for me, the goal is a bonus,” he told the media after Saturday’s success. “I'm happy my injury didn’t hurt too, which is another bonus as well.”
On the victory, Ebanks-Landell said: “We played really well. It was a tough game and we had to show a lot of heart. In the end we've come away with the clean sheet and the victory which is pleasing.”
The Dons made it three wins from four with their 2-0 triumph in Greater Manchester but despite their recent good form, Ebanks-Landell believes the team can still improve.
“We've had a couple good wins and now three clean sheets in a row so it’s going well but we still feel like we can improve – which is a good thing, I guess.
“We need to add some more goals. The clean sheets are coming but they've got to stay coming. When we play football we can open up teams, so we’ve just got to be able to stick with it even when teams are pressing us.”