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Paul willing to accept a point

Paul Tisdale's men drew 1-1 with Stevenage on Saturday...

18 March 2019

Paul Tisdale was willing to accept the point picked up from Saturday’s battle with Stevenage at Stadium MK.

MK Dons temporarily moved into the automatic promotion places in Sky Bet League Two courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Boro, during which they came from behind to salvage the result.

They did, however, drop back down to fourth on Monday night following Mansfield Town's 1-1 draw at home to Lincoln City - the two sides are tied on 66 points but the Dons trail due to a slightly inferior goal difference.

“I’m happy with a point,” Tisdale said. “I’m pleased with the players, and I’m pleased with how we got back into it.

“It was disappointing to go a goal down but we moved on. They didn’t really trouble us after that but it gave them something to hold onto. We have to give credit to the opposition for defending tightly and strongly.

“I thought we did well to come back into the game and I’m pleased with how they stuck to what we asked them to do.

"We worked a pattern from half-time right the way through to get that goal. Then we continued to work to try and get a second. I’m really proud of the players’ efforts.

“Coming back is maybe something we wouldn’t have done two months ago. We came back into it and I thought we maybe could have won it. I felt we deserved to win the game overall but yes, I’m happy with a point.”

He continued: “It’s a point picked up. There are eight games to go and I think it’s a positive dressing room. We are not in a bad place to be with eight games to go.”

The main talking point aside from the result was Tisdale’s decision to revert back to Lee Nicholls in goal, following a run of games for Stuart Moore.

The Dons boss was asked about his decision in the post-match press conference and said: “It was a tactical decision. [Stuart Moore] was disappointed to come out of the side because he’s done well but it’s a decision I made along with a few other changes. That’s the job of the manager, to make those decisions.

“What we have now is Stuart has proved himself. We’ve got two goalkeepers competing for the first-team shirt. Stuart has taken it well because he knows this is about the team getting over the line at the end of the season. He was right behind Lee today.”

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Paul Tisdale and MK Dons are back in action on Saturday when they welcome Yeovil Town to Stadium MK.

Ticket prices have been reduced for this fixture, with adult tickets from only £10 and under-18s from just £1.

Adults can upgrade to East Centre for £5 and clubRed for £10 while Under-18s can do so for an increase of just £4 (East Centre) and £9 (clubRed).

Season Ticket holders in general areas of the ground can also bring a friend for FREE on one occasion during the campaign while Premier Members in general areas of the ground can do so twice.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will also be available from the cash-only ticket booths right up until kick-off.


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