Paul Tisdale says MK Dons were desperate for Saturday’s three points – not only for the supporters but to reignite their season after an up and down start to the campaign.
Tisdale’s side beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Stadium MK, with both their goals coming in the first half through strikers Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey.
It’s a result which lifts the Dons up to 12th in the Sky Bet League One table with nine points to their name and Tisdale feels it gives them plenty to build on as they move forward into September.
“These three points were desperately needed,” he told the media after the game.
“I'm really pleased because this meant a lot to an awful lot of people. Also, that's nine on the board now and that’s two games where we've been competitive and put on a good show.
“This was a week's work, and a week is a long time in football. We lost very disappointingly in Accrington but were robust at Stevenage and continued that with some good craft in the first half, and we've picked up a good win. Coming out of the week with two wins is good.
“We made it difficult for ourselves in the last few minutes and it became edgy but that was always going to be the way. I'm really pleased.”
He added: “We've had a real look at ourselves after those sloppy performances, we spoke about being tough and focusing on our jobs. We can't do everything yet, but one thing at a time.”