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What we learnt: Tisdale's Yeovil reaction

Paul Tisdale on the draw at Huish Park, missed chances and being patient...

26 September 2018

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What we learnt: Tisdale's Yeovil reaction

Paul Tisdale on the draw at Huish Park, missed chances and being patient...

26 September 2018

Paul Tisdale’s MK Dons side were made to rue missed chances in Tuesday’s draw with Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

His team registered 19 shots, including seven on target but were only able to beat the Glovers backline once and Yeovil made them pay with an 88th-minute equaliser which earned them a share of the spoils.

“Disappointed, terribly disappointed,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference.

“It’s hard for me to critical of the players today because I thought we were so positive and attacking with our performance today. We did so many things right. I don’t know how we didn’t score two or three goals in that second half.

“We got into so many good positions but we weren’t clinical enough with that final pass. Being critical, we perhaps didn’t take a deep breathe in front of goal - we had plenty of opportunities where we were three versus two, two versus one where we could have slid someone else in to score. We were so anxious and desperate to score - perhaps too desperate.

“If you only score one goal then the opposition has always got a chance. They were always going to get a chance and they just picked us off with one pass.

“If we score three or four then that one mistake at the end doesn’t matter. It’s not two separate parts - we attack together and we defend together and we put pressure on ourselves defensively when we only score on goal. That’s something we’ve learnt this season.”

The result leaves MK Dons 11th in the Sky Bet League Two table with 14 points to their name from nine matches.

Still only three months into his reign as manager, Tisdale says there is a long way still to go in terms of the teams development but that doesn’t mean they can’t pick up more points along the way.

“We have to patient,” he said. “That doesn’t mean we don’t want to win games but we have to be patient with how we are going to come together.

“We’d like to get wins along the way, though. We could have come away from these last two games with six points and we’re coming away with one. We just have to pick ourselves up and go again on Saturday.”


Paul Tisdale and MK Dons will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they take on Tranmere Rovers at Stadium MK.

Tickets are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons members.

Supporters can upgrade their seat to East Centre for just £5 more while an upgrade to clubRed is available for a £10 premium.

Don’t forget, with a Club Dons membership you can enjoy a £5 discount on 10 EFL matches during the 2018/19 season - Young Dons members are entitled to £1 off all 2018/19 EFL matches.

Season Ticket holders can also bring a friend for FREE on one occasion during the campaign while Premier Members can do so twice.

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.

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