MK Dons returned to the top three in Sky Bet League Two courtesy of their win on Good Friday but the day itself didn’t get off to the best of starts for Paul Tisdale and his men.
The side were due to travel, by coach, to Nottingham on the morning of the game but said coach failed to arrive due to trouble on the roads, leaving the team stranded at Stadium MK ahead of kick-off.
“We had a decision to make at 8am,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference. “The coach did not make it this morning as it was stuck on the motorway.
“Other than me driving the minibus, we didn't have much choice other than we had to get in our cars and drive here.
“We could have either gotten flustered and flapped, but instead we just had breakfast, got in our cars and drove.
“It was like back in the old days! It was a nice feel and it gave for a nice atmosphere.”
Tisdale’s men clearly didn’t let their morning affect them, as they put in a professional display at Meadow Lane to beat Notts County 2-1 and climb back into third place in the Sky Bet League Two table.
“I'm delighted to have won, of course,” Tisdale commented.
“It was a slow start but we built the game really nicely. It’s rare you win a game in the first 10 minutes – we've only done it once this season. You have to work through a performance, build it and layer it.
“These games are always tricky, and we could not underestimate it. They haven't lost to anyone in the top five at home. But, we played like a team who knew we could win it. We played it to script.
“We missed two or three chances perhaps to over-eagerness, where we needed a bit more composure, but it was very hard to fault the players. They were tough when we needed them to be tough and we had the necessary bits of play we needed to create the goals.”
Paul Tisdale's MK Dons return to action on Easter Monday when they take on Port Vale at Stadium MK in their penultimate home fixture of the season.
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