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Agard: No hesitation in stepping up for penalty number two

Saturday's match-winner discusses penalty drama...

27 August 2018

Kieran Agard insists there was no hesitation in picking the ball up for the second penalty in MK Dons’ win over Exeter City.

Agard saw a 55th-minute spot kick saved in Saturday’s clash at Stadium MK but showed great confidence to step up and convert from another penalty 10 minutes later - a goal which secured all three points for his side.

“I’ve never had to take two penalties before,” he told iFollow MK Dons.

“It was unfortunate I missed the first one but I’m always confident taking penalties so I was always going to grab the ball for the second. As soon as the referee blew for a penalty it was always going to me.

“The boys were fantastic with me - they gave me words of wisdom and inspiration. The fans were great as well. I’m delighted the second one went in.”

Saturday’s win saw MK Dons move up to second in the Sky Bet League Two table as they maintained their unbeaten start to the 2018/19 campaign.

A key factor in their excellent early-season form has been the defensive displays, with the Dons having only conceded twice in their opening six matches, and Agard is pleased that the work being done on the training pitch to improve the defending is paying off.

“We’ve been working on defending from day one and it’s good to see the work on the training ground is showing on the pitch.

“We’re getting used to it and we’re learning all the time, getting better at it. The work on the training ground is showing on the pitch.”

He continued: “It was really good to get the win. We’re building some momentum and hopefully we can build on that moving forward.

“There is a long way to go but all we can do is take each game as it comes and get that points. Hopefully by the end of the season, these points will matter.”

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Agard and MK Dons turn their attention to the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night when they take on AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Tickets are priced at just £8 adults, £5 over-65s/students and £3 under-21s if bought from MK Dons before 2pm on the day of the game. Tickets purchased after this time at the Vitality Stadium will be subject to a price increase.

Travel is on sale too, priced at £20 for Season Ticket holders/members and £21 for all other supporters. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 3pm.

To book tickets/travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will remain on sale from MK Dons until 2pm on the day of the game.


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