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What we learnt: Dan's Bury presser

The key talking points covered by the gaffer in his pre-match press conference...

16 March 2018

Dan Micciche is looking for his MK Dons side to use the positivity gained from their victory over Rotherham United, in Saturday’s crunch Sky Bet League One clash with Bury.

Micciche's Dons moved to within four points of safety courtesy of a 3-2 triumph over the Millers at Stadium MK - a result which has given optimism to the side's survival fight.

"That's what winning does - it makes everyone feel more positive," Micciche said in his pre-match press conference. "No-one is getting carried away, though - we've got to build on it.

"Every game from now will be the biggest of the season - there are no meaningless games. Rotherham has gone, we can tick that off, but now we're fully focused on Bury now and it's the biggest game of the season because it's the next one.

"Regardless of where [Bury] are in the league, their form has picked up. Like ours, their games have been tight. It is a big game and we know we have to be at our best to get a result."

Here's what else we learnt from Micciche's pre-match press conference...

On Robbie Muirhead...
"I'm really proud of him. We've played him in a lot of different positions, looking to play him where we can get the most out of him. He has shown he is very versatile - I think the only place I haven't played him is in goal! Left-footed players are a rarity too, so he will be used as a weapon. Top players deliver when it counts and he did that on Tuesday night."

On Osman Sow's half-time withdrawal...
"That was a precaution, given that he had not been involved for four weeks. Same with Peter [Pawlett] too. With important games coming up, we thought it better not to risk him too much."

On Brandon Thomas-Asante's display against Rotherham...
"It was a big call. I could have gone defensive but he brought a lot of enthusiasm to the pitch. He has been waiting patiently for his chance - I say patiently, he bugs me every day! He scored a hat-trick [for the Under-23s] last week, he trains well every day and I knew he wouldn't be fazed by it. He has a lot of work to do, but he'll want that."

On having strength in depth...
At this stage, we finally have some real strength in depth. Ethan [Ebanks-Landell] is back training with us again - we've missed him. We're still waiting on one or two others, so it's a good time for us to build."

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Dan Micciche's MK Dons will be looking to make it back-to-back victories on Saturday when they entertain Bury at Stadium MK in a Family Dons Day clash!

Tickets are priced at just £12 adults and £1 under-18s while a host of activity will be taking place outside Stadium MK prior to the 3pm kick-off

To purchase tickets for Family Dons Day click HERE, visit the Box Office/centre:mk kiosk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets for this fixture are available to buy right up until kick-off. 


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