mkdons.com details the storylines to follow ahead of Tuesday's Sky Bet League One fixture with Walsall at Stadium MK...
Expect a response
Robbie Neilson and his MK Dons players held themselves accountable after the 2-0 defeat to Portsmouth at the weekend and the group will be eager to bounce back with a strong display at Stadium MK on Tuesday.
Alex Gilbey echoed that sentiment when he spoke to the media at Fratton Park. He said: “Portsmouth was very disappointing so we know we need to go again on Tuesday and we need to win.
“We’re lucky in this sport where games come thick and fast. We’ve got to forget about this one and go into Tuesday’s game looking to get three points.”
Six points the aim
After suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Bradford City and Portsmouth, the Dons will be looking to put together successive victories at Stadium MK this week.
That pursuit starts on Tuesday when they entertain Walsall, a side sitting two places below them in the Sky Bet League One table. Their opponents on Saturday, Oldham Athletic, are also behind them in the standings so while not underestimating their opponents, the men from MK1 will be looking to take advantage and come away from this week’s set of fixtures with six points to their name.
Question marks over Brittain?
Callum Brittain has been one of the standout players for the Dons this season but the right-back is a doubt for Tuesday’s fixture at Stadium MK.
Robbie Neilson revealed in his pre-match press conference that the defender was still receiving treatment on the injury he sustained in Saturday’s defeat to Portsmouth.
Should Brittain not be able to feature, George Williams is the obvious replacement at right-back although Joe Walsh and Dean Lewington are other options if Neilson wishes to mix things up following the loss at Fratton Park.
Stopping the Saddlers’ success at Stadium MK
Despite boasting a better overall record over Walsall, the Dons have found it difficult in recent years to defeat the Saddlers on their own patch – form they’ll be looking to change this week.
The men from MK1 have won just one of their last six meetings with the West Midlands club at Stadium MK and lost three times. This is a contrast to their recent record at the Banks’s Stadium – they have triumphed on three of their last five visits to Walsall’s home ground.
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