Paul Tisdale says his MK Dons players don’t need to be told that Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Bury is an important one.
Tisdale’s side and the Shakers are separated by one just point in second and third place respectively, meaning a victory would certainly boost the promotion prospects of whoever comes out on top.
“[The games become more important] every week and every month we edge closer to the end of the season,” Tisdale said in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“It's amplified you're playing a team close to you in the league and when you're in the top six or bottom six.
“I don't need to tell the players that – they know they need to win. We're going up against an efficient team who would dearly love to beat us. The players don't need to be told.”
Bury are managed by former MK Dons striker Ryan Lowe, who is enjoying a terrific first stint in management. Tisdale was full of praise for the Liverpudlian in Thursday’s press briefing.
“Ryan has done particularly well. In your first few years of management, you want to impress and he has done a good job at that.
“He has been steady and consistent. He has done a very good job to be taking a team that has been relegated and making them consistent.”