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Dons eager for more league success

Paul Tisdale's men are looking to make it three successive wins on Saturday...

22 February 2019

After picking up six points from six on the road last week, the attention for Paul Tisdale and his MK Dons shifts to back-to-back home games, starting with Saturday’s visit of Newport County.

Tisdale’s men have reignited their promotion push courtesy of successive away wins - results which have seen them climb back to fourth in the Sky Bet League Two and move to within two points of the automatic promotion places.

They welcome Newport County to Stadium MK on Saturday where a win, coupled with a defeat for Mansfield Town, would see them climb back into the top three.

“We’ve seen how much things can change in a week,” Tisdale said in his weekly pre-match press conference.

“We had a poor run but it wasn't bad enough to question everything. We knew if we put a couple of results together, things could change very quickly and they have.

“The challenge now, as always, is the next game, the next few games and turning good results into more.”

The Dons’ two wins last week - at Newport County and Carlisle United - featured two very different performances, with Tisdale’s men grinding out the three points in a tightly-contested match at Rodney Parade before demonstrating their attacking prowess in the 3-2 triumph at Brunton Park.

That adaptability is crucial, according to Tisdale, who believes this weekend’s match at Stadium MK will pose a fresh challenge for his players.

“It's satisfying to get the results of course, but it's more pleasing for me to see how the players have acknowledged the challenges. I've asked them to do certain things and they have, and we've got results from it.

“We’re in a league where performances, the form of teams and style of teams can be quite erratic. In the Premier League you can sometimes predict it, but in League Two, it changes by the month, depending on changes in manager, injuries to players.

“Despite that, you have to try and predict the game and adapt your style to the game. It's a League Two challenge.

“We approached Newport and Carlisle with a specific style and set of ideas before the games, and that will be different, again, on Saturday.”

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Tickets for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Newport County 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/cash-only ticket booths or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.


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