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Paul’s praise for 'effective' Chairboys

MK Dons boss previews this weekend's trip to Adams Park...

16 August 2019

Paul Tisdale was full of praise for Saturday’s opponents Wycombe Wanderers in his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Adams Park.

Tisdale’s men visit South Bucks this weekend looking to make it back-to-back league victories to start a campaign for only the second time in the Club’s history.

In their way are a Wycombe side who have taken four points from their opening two matches and Tisdale is full of respect for his opposite number, Gareth Ainsworth, and his Chairboys outfit.

“I am pretty sure we are going to have a very tough game,” Tisdale told the media ahead of Saturday’s clash - the first between the two sides for seven years.

“They are very effective team. I know a fair bit of what we’re probably going to have to contend with and I’m sure [Gareth] will have a fair idea about my team as well. That’s only half the job, though - you’ve got to go and beat that team.

“Gareth has been there a long time. They seem to get their strategy absolutely spot on and they have total clarity in the way they want to play. They recruit very well and they execute superbly too. If we are talking about management, you cannot get a better endorsement than that.

“Gareth does exactly the job to get the very best out of his team. I couldn’t be more of an admirer who works within limitations and has total clarity. Management is about getting all your players doing the same thing at the same time and doing it very well and he gets that from his team.”

Adebayo Akinfenwa, affectionately known as ‘The Beast’, remains Wycombe’s talisman having netted a combined 26 times over the last two seasons. Tisdale is fully aware of the threat he poses.

“We are, of course, doing our job every week, looking at the plusses and minuses of every team we play against. It’s about neutralising the strengths of the opposition and magnifying our own.

“He suits, particularly well, a number of the ways they play. He’s extremely good at it and they utilise it to the maximum so of course we’re going to look at it.

“He’s a nice personality and he plays football extremely well - credit to him and to Gareth for making it work.

"It’s fair to say we know what’s coming and we know what to expect but it’s very hard to deal with. Will we have a strategy? Yes. Will we execute it? I hope so.”

MK Dons are set to be backed by over 1,000 supporters at Adams Park on Saturday and that backing excites the manager.

“I’ve always enjoyed a game at Wycombe - it’s a really good football pitch. With the added noise and atmosphere that a good number of travelling fans will provide, I’m looking forward to it even more.”

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Tickets for the clash with Wycombe Wanderers must be bought before 5pm today as there will be no sales on Saturday at Adams Park.

Tickets are priced at £21 adults, £19 seniors, £16 young adults and £10 juniors while 12 and unders go FREE. Supporters with a disability pay the age applicable price and are entitled to a FREE personal assistant.

Official Away Travel is available for this fixture at a price of £12 Season Ticket holders/members and £13 all other supporters.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Box Office until 5pm today.


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