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Harvie happy to contribute as Dons go back-to-back

Scottish defender scored and provided an assist in Tuesday's win...

31 December 2020

Daniel Harvie was happy to help MK Dons sign off the calendar year with a thumping win over Swindon Town.

The wing back netted his second league goal of the season on Tuesday and provided an assist too, as Russell Martin’s men ran out 4-1 winners at the Energy Check County Ground to make it back-to-back victories to end 2020.

“We spoke about it after Saturday that back-to-back wins would be essential,” Harvie told iFollow MK Dons following the game. “We’re pleased to win 4-1 and get the three points.

“Scoring first puts us in a great position. Throughout the season, we've conceded first too many times and then it becomes an uphill battle against teams.

“We had a good lead to hold on to at 3-1 and that made the second half different – Swindon came out with a bit more and put the ball forwards a lot but when things get ugly, you have to dig in deep. The fourth goal made things more comfortable.”

He added: “We'll rest up, and we'll be back on the training ground and look forward to the next game.”

Harvie put MK Dons two-nil up with a deft chip over Swindon goalkeeper Matej Kovar, after latching onto a pass from Scott Fraser, who had done brilliantly himself to control a cross-field pass from Ben Gladwin.

“It was a good assist from Scott!” Harvie said. “He's a really good player and I think getting him on the ball is crucial because you know he'll make something happen.

“I think, personally, I should have a few more goals this season but we're working on that. Scott and Cammy are scoring a few goals, but we have to help them and I was delighted to do that tonight.

“We [as wing-backs] always try and get to the far post when the opposite wing-back has the ball, so sometimes you pop up in the box a bit more. When you do, you've got to have that composure to finish.”

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Next up for Daniel Harvie and MK Dons is their Emirates FA Cup Third Round tie with Burnley at Turf Moor.

Supporters will be able to watch the tie, set for Saturday 9 January, for FREE on the FA Player - click HERE for more information!


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