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Russ respectful of in-form Sky Blues

MK Dons boss previews today's clash with Coventry City...

11 January 2020

Russell Martin is respectful of today’s opponents and their impressive recent results but has confidence in his side’s ability to maintain their own form at the St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium.

The Dons and Coventry City are two of the form sides in Sky Bet League One, having both picked up 10 points in their last five matches.

They go head-to-head this afternoon, both looking to maintain extend their runs, and Dons boss Martin is hopeful that it will be his team who will do just that in the Midlands.

“Coventry are a good side who are on really good form but the way the lads are feeling means we're looking forward to these games,” Martin said in his pre-match press conference.

“They've had a bit of a formation change and they’ve changed some personnel - we respect that they're a good side. As always, though, the focus is on us and we're going there to try and win the game.

“We have to build on the Christmas period, otherwise we'll end up looking over our shoulders. We have to keep improving and moving forward.”

Martin could hand debuts to signings Carlton Morris and Ben Gladwin later today, with both players eligible to feature at the St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium. It remains to be seen, though, whether he will have Jordan Moore-Taylor available for selection.

The defender has been absent since pulling out of the warm-up ahead of the clash with Doncaster Rovers back in December, but is edging closer to a comeback, according to manager Martin.

“He’s in a much better place physically and he’s training full-time with us which is great,” Martin said of his centre-back.

“He has shown a great attitude in wanting to get back into the team. He's had a really tough year but he's desperate, now, to stay fit.

“A fit and 100 per cent ready Jordan Moore-Taylor is a big boost for us in the squad. Hopefully we can get him involved in the next game of two.”

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Tickets for this afternoon's clash with Coventry City, which can now only be bought at the St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium, are priced at £20 adults, £15 seniors/under-22s and £10 under-18s while nurses and members of the armed forces can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of £15.

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