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Sam aiming to push standards higher

3 January 2020

After picking up seven points from a possible nine following Christmas, Sam Nombe says that MK Dons will to continue to adapt and push their standards higher in order to pick up more positive results.

With three games in quick succession, Russell Martin’s side had the chance to pick up some important points heading into 2020.

A 2-2 draw against Southend United on Boxing Day was backed up with an encouraging 3-1 over Portsmouth just three days later.

The Dons made it three home wins in a row on New Year’s Day when goals from Rhys Healey, Nombe and Kieran Agard secured a 3-0 win over visitors Bristol Rovers.

Nombe, who was talking to iFollow MK Dons following the full-time whistle, noted that despite climbing out of the relegation zone, the Dons can’t let their standards drop, and instead need to up them with each passing game.

“I think we’ve got something to build on now, we need to push forward - we can’t escape the relegation zone then drop our performance. We need to push our standards higher and higher otherwise we could end up back in there.

“We’re not safe at all, we need to get clear and look forward. I feel like we can, and will do that, we just need to maintain the belief we have in each other and push forward.”

Nombe scored his first goal since returning to injury on New Year’s Day, and with Rhys Healey, Kieran Agard and Joe Mason scoring goals of late, the forward believes the club are beginning to show their firepower.

“I feel like I could’ve scored a goal in the first-half, I should’ve timed my run a bit better. For a goal to come like that for me – it’s something every striker dreams of it. I’m just happy I finished it off and I’ve got confidence in front of goal – I believe I can get a lot more goals.

“You see Joe Mason has excellent form, Rhys Healey has been on fire, Kieran Agard is scoring and working hard. He showed great attitude to come off the bench and put the game to bed with his goal. For me, getting a goal, it shows teams need to start watching out for us because we will get them goals and I believe we can.

“It doesn’t just come from the strikers either, both Conor and Alex have chipped in lately. We can get goals from anywhere – even David Kasumu could’ve scored!”

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MK Dons are next in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday 11 January when they travel to the St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium to take on Coventry City.

Tickets 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.

Official Away Travel is available for this fixture, with coach spaces priced at £14 Season Ticket holders and members and £15 all other supporters. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 12noon.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 5pm on Friday 10th January.


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