Paul Tisdale took plenty of positives from Tuesday’s Leasing.com Trophy victory over Fulham Under-21s.
MK Dons made it two wins from two in the competition courtesy of a 1-0 win at Stadium MK, with Kieran Agard scoring the decisive goal five minutes into the second half.
Not only was Tisdale pleased with the result, the clean sheet and his striker, Agard, getting on the scoresheet, the Dons boss was also delighted to see one of his key men return from injury and one of his talented young players make his debut.
“There were positives,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference.
“It's a clean sheet, a goal and it's a win. You never know what's around the corner in this competition and you can creep upon an exciting competition if you go through the rounds so it was important game for us.
“It was good for Kieran to score. Him scoring a goal and trying really hard for 95 minutes is what he needed. He’s got that and it's a step forward for him.
“Jordan Moore-Taylor pulled a shirt back on after nine months out. I'm really pleased for him. There is a big difference between being 95 per cent and 100 per cent fit but he made the first steps today. He's made of the right stuff so he’ll think and act correctly.
“Matthew Sorinola did exceptionally well, as a first year pro, making some good footballing decisions. He's diminutive but he's a talented young player who makes up for it with speed of thought and hunger to get the ball. That counts for a lot. Nights like tonight will give him that confidence."
MK Dons return to Stadium MK action on Saturday when they take on Burton Albion in their latest Sky Bet League One encounter.
The match has been designated as the Club’s first Family Fun Day of the campaign, meaning tickets are priced from just £10 adults and £1 under-18s, with upgrades available to East Centre and clubRed.
What’s more, a host of activity will take place prior to kick-off in the Marshall Arena for supporters of all ages to enjoy, while the popular Mascot Race returns at half-time.
To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343.