Boss Dan Micciche has called on the MK Dons supporters to be the team’s ‘12th-man’ on Monday, as his side go in search of another crucial home victory.
Micciche’s men have won three of their last four matches to move out of the bottom four in Sky Bet League One and give themselves a real chance of securing their place in the division for next season.
Two of those three successes have come at Stadium MK which is where the Dons will be looking to collect another three points on Monday against high-flying Blackburn Rovers.
“They are an excellent side we know it will be a tough game,” Micciche told iFollow in the build-up to Monday’s match.
“They aren’t [second] by chance – they have quality everywhere throughout their squad and they have a fantastic manager.
“We respect them but we’ll go into the game full of confidence and I fully expect our players to put on a performance for our home supporters.
“For a few weeks now, our supporters have been our 12th man and their support is going to be crucial to us during the run-in.
“I hope they come out and support us on Monday and I’m sure they will.”
Here’s what else Micciche had to say ahead of the meeting with Rovers...
On Thursday’s win at Gillingham...
We’ve reviewed the game with the players and there are areas to improve but I can’t fault the players for their effort and work-rate – that won us the game.
On the Good Friday results in Sky Bet League One...
“It’s always pleasing when results go your way but, like I keep saying, we can only control the controllables. We’re focused on ourselves and our points target.”
On the away form...
“If you look back at Rochdale and Fleetwood, we’ve been doing a lot of good things away from home. I’ve pleased with our away performances.”
On George Williams’ versatility...
“We’ve asked different questions of Willo since we’ve been here and he’s been really open-minded and taken on every challenge. I’m really proud of him.”
On Chuks Aneke’s recent form...
“We know his quality. We missed him when we first came in – we had him for 10 minutes in our first six games. I also think the competition for places is helping him. He knows that players are waiting in the wings. The competition for places has been the bedrock of our recent success.”
On being without Elliott Ward...
“We knew from day one that Wardy wouldn’t be available for this game. He’s been worth his weight in gold since he’s come in – his leadership on and off the pitch and his contribution has been what we expected. He’ll be missed but it’s an opportunity for somebody else to step in and whoever steps in, I expect them to deliver a performance.”
Tickets for Monday's clash with Blackburn Rovers are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s* and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons Membership.
Supporters can upgrade to East Centre for a £5 premium while a seat in clubRed is available for £10 more.
To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office/cash-only ticket booths or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.