Scott Golbourne believes MK Dons can build on their second-half display against Oxford United and turn in a complete performance against Plymouth Argyle.
Golbourne & Co bounced back from a slow start at Stadium MK to come from behind and draw 1-1 with the U’s last Saturday.
Now the aim for the men from MK1 is to replicate that display over a full 90 minutes – something they’ll be looking to do against the Pilgrims this weekend.
“It’s the type of performance we need to try and replicate as often as possible,” Golbourne told iFollow MK Dons after the clash with Oxford. “If we do that then I think we’ll be looking really good.
“You’re not going to dominate games from start to finish very often – teams are going to have their spells. As much as we can, we want to impose ourselves and be on the front foot. Especially at home, we want to pile on the pressure and we did that (against Oxford).
“We would have liked to have started better – they came out of the blocks quickly and managed to get the goal. After that we were the better side and although we didn’t hit the target or work the keeper as much as we’d have liked to, it was a real positive home performance – we would have liked to have walked away with three points.”
The full-back continued: “We’ve got a good week now to build up to going to Plymouth where we’ll be looking to replicate a similar performance.”
For Golbourne, Saturday was his first game in an MK Dons shirt following his loan move to Stadium MK on Deadline Day. The 29-year-old returned a solid 90 minutes at left-back and hopes to build on the performance as his familiarity with the team develops.
“It was my first proper game for six months so it was good to get a first-team shirt back on and play.
“It was a little bit strange because I didn’t really know as much about the lads as I’d like to – how they play, what sort of positions they take up to receive the ball – but that will come with training sessions and games.
“In terms of the performance, I’m quite critical of myself and I think I’d like to have had a little bit better end products at times – crossing and hitting the targets with shots.
“I was pleased considering I’ve had a long time out of the game – it’s definitely something I can build on.”
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Plymouth Argyle can now only be bought at Home Park ahead of kick-off.
Prices are £23 adults, £18 seniors/under-22s and £10 under-18s , while there is a Family Ticket available for £29.
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