Paul Tisdale knows the MK Dons supporters will get behind his side this weekend at Stadium MK.
Abumper crowd is expected for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One encounter with Coventry City, with the Sky Blues set to travel in their numbers from the West Midlands.
Tisdale and his side enter the match without a win in five league games but the Dons boss knows that despite the form, the home supporters will be right behind the players throughout this weekend’s contest.
“I don’t think I need to issue any pleas because they understand it,” Tisdale said in his pre-match press conference, when asked what message he had for the MK Dons fans ahead of their clash with Coventry City.
“Against Bristol Rovers last weekend, I watched the supporters support us. I saw them at the end, frustrated, but still clapping the players.
“They are a sensible group of fans and I think they know the players are trying really hard. They are desperate for us to do well and I know they will support us on Saturday.”
He added: “We go together. We do our bit, the fans do their bit. We help them do their bit and they help us do our bit.”
As mentioned above, Tisdale’s Dons will be in search of their first league victory since mid-September on Saturday.
His injury-hit side have lost their last five outings in Sky Bet League One and have slipped down to 19th in the table, but Tisdale insists that the belief within the group hasn’t waivered.
“Belief in the things we’re doing on the pitch and how we’re working? We should question those things because there is no point blindly carrying on with the things we’ve been doing that haven’t work, but belief in our squad and who we are? I’d be surprised if that falters.
“We have some good footballers and we have to believe in working hard together. The players are trying really hard and I love them for it. They are giving everything and there’s no lack of commitment. I don’t want that to change.
“not going to change the way I treat the players. I am always demanding of them and I always push them but I’m not going to treat them any differently as people. They are giving everything. The way we are going to turn things around is by continuing that.”
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Coventry City are priced at £22 adults, £17 seniors and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with an accompanying adult.
Supporters can upgrade to premium seats in the East Centre for a £5 premium while an upgrade to clubRed is just £10 more.
Club Dons members are entitled to £5 discount on the matchday price for 10 EFL games while Young Dons members can take advantage of a £1 discount on prices - why not use that discount for today's match?
To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343.