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Dons continue to display adaptability

Paul Tisdale on his side's flexibility...

26 February 2019


Dons continue to display adaptability

Paul Tisdale on his side's flexibility...

26 February 2019

Not for the first time this season, MK Dons were forced to display their adaptability in order to pick up all three points.

Already without the services of four defenders in George Williams, Jordan Moore-Taylor, Baily Cargill and Russell Martin for Saturday’s clash with Newport County, the Dons saw Mathieu Baudry limp off early in the second half and were forced to call on midfielder Jordan Houghton to fill in at centre back.

A similar situation occurred back in November when, at home to Morecambe, the Dons pushed Houghton into an unorthodox defensive position due to an injury to Moore-Taylor.

Just like on that November evening, the Dons were able to keep their opponents at bay and score twice at the other end of the pitch, securing valuable Sky Bet League Two victories on both occasions.

“We saw again how adaptable we can be,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference.

“[Mathieu Baudry] was fantastic, probably our best player in that first half. Well done, though, to Jordan Houghton for coming on and filling that role.

“We have to be adaptable - if you’re going to win games of football, you have to be more than a one-trick pony.

“Our players are beginning to develop into a team that can adapt their game and we did it today.”

When asked about the status of Baudry, Tisdale commented: “I feel for him because he’s waited patiently for his chance.

“I’m not too sure what the problem is as I was too focused on what was coming next for us.”

The Dons boss also provided a positive update on the status of Cargill and Martin, who both missed out due to undisclosed injuries.

“They’re not too serious but every week they are out, it’s a problem for us. We’ve got seven days until our next game so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.”


MK Dons will be looking to make it four wins in a row when they welcome Crawley Town to Stadium MK this Saturday afternoon.

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 or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

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