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Ouss keen to stay in the starting XI

Midfielder has impressed in last two matches...

22 February 2019

After playing a key role in helping MK Dons secure back-to-back wins last week, Ousseynou Cisse is desperate to keep hold of his place in the starting XI and continue to assisting the team's promotion push.

Cisse was one of five changes made by Paul Tisdale for the 1-0 victory over Newport County on February 12 and the Malian retained his place in the line-up for last weekend’s 3-2 triumph at Carlisle United.

Those were the first two appearances of 2019 for Cisse, who hopes to maintain his place in the side and his performance levels.

“I'm happy,” he said when meeting with the media ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Newport County at Stadium MK.

“I was waiting for this moment because I had not played for all of January. I was training hard to get back in the team, so I'm happy - and because we’ve won!

“It's the manager's choice [whether I play] but I have to keep working hard and showing him what I can do for the team.”

Joining Cisse in midfield for the last two matches were Conor McGrandles and Alex Gilbey, who have also impressed with their performances.

“I'm happy to play with them,” Cisse commented. “I played with [Alex] and Conor last year, so I know them well.

“They're running a lot so I can get on the ball. You cannot have just one type of player in a team, but I'm the type to get on the ball while Gilbs and Conor are the ones doing the running, making tackles and space.”


Tickets for Saturday's 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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