Paul Tisdale admits MK Dons are at the point of the season where they will be keeping a check on other results in Sky Bet League Two.
Tisdale’s Dons enter the final eight games in fourth place but with only goal difference separating them and Mansfield Town, who occupy the third and final automatic promotion place.
Ahead of them are Bury, who boast a four-point lead over the Dons and Mansfield, while Lincoln City currently sit top of the pile, a further six points clear.
While, of course, the priority for Tisdale and his team will be to take care of their own business on Saturday afternoons, the MK Dons boss isn’t hiding from the fact he will be looking out for other scorelines come the final whistle.
“We're at that point in the season now,” Tisdale said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Yeovil Town at Stadium MK.
“I'd be lying if I told you we weren't looking at other results, and hoping one team beats another. We’re at that point where we stop talking just about our own performances and start looking at others, working out points.”
In MK Dons’ way of three points on Saturday are Yeovil Town, who will arrive in Milton Keynes in search of a result to send them clear of the relegation zone in Sky Bet League Two.
“They are fighting for survival so there's a level of stress about that,” Tisdale commented when asked about this weekend’s opponents. “That said, we’re at the top end of the table so, to many, they have nothing to lose in this game.
“I think they will look at this game, look at our strengths and weaknesses and come up with a plan.
"We treat every opponent with respect, we start with that. I remember they went to Coventry [City] last season and scored five or six. Darren and his team are capable of pulling that rabbit from the hat, but we hope he leaves that for next week.”
MK Dons take on Yeovil Town this Saturday at Stadium MK, looking to secure a valuable three points.
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.