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Tis: Much more to come despite opening-day delight

Boss happy to get up and running with a win at Stadium MK...

11 August 2019

Paul Tisdale was thrilled to make a winning start to the 2019/20 campaign and insists there is plenty more to come from his MK Dons side.

Tisdale’s men beat Shrewsbury Town 1-0 at Stadium MK on Saturday courtesy of a stoppage-time goal from summer signing Rhys Healey.

Healey’s goal made it a dream return to Sky Bet League One for the Dons but their manager knows there is still plenty of work to do.

“I'm thrilled to get three points from a game where it looked like neither side was going to win but I know we've got to be better.” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference. “I know where we need to improve.

“I liked us generally - the nerve in the team, the consideration and structure and attention to patterns. We defended well at set pieces and kept a clean sheet so there is a lot to be taken from the game.

“We were very structured and considered but we needed a bit more spark and forward play. We need to find a connection that creates more of an impetus and more forward play. I know what we need to achieve, so I'll nudge it and adjust it.

“We certainly got that in the final 10 minutes, where there was a bit more flow in the game. We then got a fortuitous goal, though it came after a very good pass from Baily [Cargill] and then from Ben Reeves and then Rhys with a nice turn and shot. There was a lot of quality in the build-up, though it went in somewhat fortuitously.”

He added: “I'm delighted with the win, delighted to be up and running. I'm just very pleased with how today went.”

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MK Dons are back in action on Tuesday night when they take on AFC Wimbledon in Round One of the Carabao Cup.

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