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Wootton wants Dons to remain grounded

Defender looking for Dons to remain composed after Rotherham win…

15 March 2018

It would be easy for MK Dons to lose focus on the task at hand after registering their first win of 2018 on Tuesday night, that's something Scott Wootton ensures won’t be happening.

Robbie Muirhead's brace sandwiched either side of Peter Pawlett's goal gave Dan Micciche a much-needed three points against Rotherham, and with Bury the visitors to Stadium MK this Saturday, Wootton says the Dons squad will remain grounded heading into the fixture.

"We need to take the confidence from today's game into Saturday, we're not getting carried away and we know how important that game will be," Wootton said in his post-match interview.

"Rotherham are fourth in the league, they are a very good side and are very dangerous from set pieces. We held on at the end and we can take confidence from that, we can use this win to push on now.

"We've got 10 games left with 30 points to play for – the confidence we've got from tonight we can take into the run in and build upon this win."

The full-time whistle was met with a sense of relief around Stadium MK, none more so than from Micciche who picked up his first win as MK Dons manager. Wootton praised the impact Micciche and the rest of his staff have had on the squad in the short amount of time they've been with the Club.

"The manager has been fantastic since he's arrived, the training has been superb and all the new staff have been brilliant – it's been a great effort from everyone involved.

"I think we've been very unlucky in recent weeks, I don't think our performance was that dissimilar to many other games. The difference was we took our chances when they came, thanks to some great finishes – we probably could've scored more. Hopefully, now we've got that first win we can kick on and really have a good push for the remaining 10 games."

Wootton added, "We've got to focus on ourselves, we believe that we are more than good enough to stay in this division. We need to put a string of wins together, it started tonight but it is key that we kick on from here and use the momentum we have into Saturday and then the Blackpool game."

The 26-year-old also praised the impact Robbie Muirhead had on Tuesday night with the Scottish international netting twice on the eve of his first Scotland Under-21 call-up.

"Robbie Muirhead's two goals were fantastic, it wasn't just his goals either – his defensive display was brilliant too.

"It's a great feeling to see your side score goals and I thought we also defended well, especially in the last 15-minutes when they had just scored their second goal. It was a really good night for us, but there is no point sitting on this now – we've got a huge game on Saturday and we need another three points."

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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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