Lee Nicholls says he’s comfortable playing out from the back – even if it does cause some nail biting moments for the MK Dons faithful.
Russell Martin has asked keeper Nicholls to maintain possession as the Dons look to build from the back in a patient style of play.
Nicholls says that while adjusting to the new style was difficult in the early stages – it’s one he’s enjoying now.
“There was a few nerves at the beginning because I wasn’t used to it,” Nicholls told the local media ahead of Saturday’s clash. “Now, I’m into the swing of things, I’m always looking for that next pass. I know now if there’s a man on me – there’s a spare man open for a pass.
“Playing out and sometimes stepping into midfield, between the two defenders I found a bit alien at first - I've enjoyed it since getting used to it.”
While Nicholls is integral to the Dons keeping possession, he knows it’s not a team game, and praised the squad for adapting to a risky philosophy in such a short amount of time.
“It’s not all on me, it's a team game and that's what we're brought into now – we’re playing for and with each other. We trust each other to get the ball, and the next person is finding the angle for the next pass.
“What we've done well recently is doing the next thing – making sure the next pass is the best it can be.”
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Bolton Wanderers 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. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off from the Box Office.