Paul Tisdale’s MK Dons will be looking to bounce back from a defeat when they entertain Stevenage this weekend - the first time they’ve had to do that for over a month.
Back on February 12, with successive defeats in their rear-view mirror, the Dons returned to form with a 1-0 victory away at Newport County at Rodney Parade and they followed that result up by winning their next four - a run which has re-ignited their push for an automatic promotion place.
A similar response to their most recent loss would almost certainly put them in a commanding position in Sky Bet League Two heading into the final straight. That response, Tisdale will be hoping, will start on Saturday.
“We’re in good form, generally,” the Dons manager told the media ahead of this weekend’s visit of Stevenage.
“We’ve had a really good month, apart from the difficult evening at Morecambe on Tuesday, and we have got a lot still to play for.”
Stevenage arrive in Milton Keynes on the back of a 2-0 victory over Swindon Town which has kept them firmly in the hunt for a play-off place.
It was Boro’s first win in six games but Tisdale is fully aware that the Hertfordshire outfit have the ability to come to Stadium MK and cause an upset.
“Stevenage will, of course, provide us with a certain test,” he commented, when asked about Saturday’s opponents.
“Every team has their own unique personality and a way of playing. We have to be ready for it. We approach every game in the same way. We look at the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and then we concentrate on our own game.
“We have to think about ourselves and get our players playing their very best, and trust that will be enough. We prepare for every game, home or away, with three points in mind.”
The Dons will be hoping to have some defensive reinforcements to help them in their search for three points, after six defenders missed out in midweek due to injury.
Tisdale provided the following update on Tuesday: “They are getting back as quickly as they can.
“I’d like to see one or two of our defenders get fit soon but I don’t think they’ll all be back on Saturday.
“The players that we select I will trust to play to our strengths.”
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Stevenage 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.
Before kick-off, supporters will be able to enjoy a host of activity in the Marshall Arena Fan Zone, with the fun getting underway from midday.
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.