mkdons.com details the five talking points to come out of the Easter weekend...
Fate in MK Dons’ hands
Through the disappointment of the Easter Monday draw with Port Vale, it’s important to remember that MK Dons still maintain control of their own destiny.
Paul Tisdale’s men enter the final two games of the season knowing that maximum points against Colchester United and Mansfield Town would secure an immediate return to Sky Bet League One.
Of course, they may also receive a boost from results elsewhere but the Dons will want to seal a top-three finish on their own doing.
Wheeler on song
David Wheeler has found his form at the right time for the Dons.
The Queens Park Rangers loanee - who stars in the MK Army's newest chant - scored in each of the games over the Easter weekend including that crucial equaliser in Monday’s draw with Port Vale.
Tisdale will be hoping his attacker can maintain this hot-streak in front of goal over the remaining games, adding to the firepower that the Dons already boast with Kieran Agard and Chuks Aneke in attack.
Willo back in action
MK Dons’ short-staffed defence received a welcome boost over Easter with the return of George Williams from a three-month lay-off.
The popular defender featured off the bench against both Notts County and Port Vale and looks set to be available to play a part in the final two games too.
His toughness and versatility will add to a defence which will be looking to keep Colchester United and Mansfield Town at bay over the next two weeks.
Spirits remain high
MK Dons weren’t allowing time to feel sorry for themselves after Monday’s draw, instead turning their focus immediately to the task at hand this weekend.
Tisdale and his players have done a terrific job of remaining level-headed throughout the season, with the mantra of not getting too high or low after results certainly on display.
That spirit and belief will be so vital in these last few days of the campaign.
Fans right behind the team
One element that cannot be questioned over the Easter weekend is the support from the MK Dons fans.
The MK Army travelled in numbers to Meadow Lane and were non-stop in their backing for the team throughout the victory. The same could be said of Monday, where the Cowshed and Stadium MK stayed fully behind the players through the ups and downs.
Over 700 are set to travel to Colchester United this weekend which will, no doubt, give Tisdale and his side a boost for what will be a crucial match for the Dons.