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Kasumu: Strength in depth breeds competition

19 October 2020

David Kasumu was handed Man of the Match following his energetic performance in the middle of the park against Gillingham.

The midfielder, as per usual, covered every blade of grass and proved energy and composure as the Dons dealt with Gillingham’s style of play.

Kasumu, however, has competition breathing down his neck. Both Scott Fraser and Louis Thompson were also in impressive form on Saturday afternoon.

Both Jordan Houghton and Ben Gladwin came off the bench in the win, while Lasse Sorensen was an unused substitute.

“This is the most strength we’ve had for a while,” Kasumu told iFollow MK Dons following the final whistle at Stadium MK. “We’ve got quality starting – and quality on the bench. We had Scotty and Louis starting – and whoever comes in is unbelievable.

“Jordan Houghton was very good when he came on, it’s so nice to play alongside him as well. Lasse can come on and do the game – while Glads is also unbelievable.

“That strength will keep competition healthy and gives everyone a boost.”

The 21-year-old has shown a maturity beyond his age this season and has become a mainstay in Russell Martin’s side.

Kasumu noted how important it was to score the opening goal of the game, while Carlton Morris’ second-half goal gave the Dons the chance to control the rest of the game.

“We all knew what we had to do, we couldn't concede early again and to think 'clean sheet first' and then to get the goal in the first half allowed us to kick on in the second.

“We went 2-0 up and the game was basically done and from there, we were in total control.

“If they score one, they would have had momentum and a late equaliser would have ruined everything. You have to remain on top of things, playing just as you would at 0-0, you always need to be switched on.”

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MK Dons will look to make it back-to-back league wins when they take on Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium this Tuesday evening. Kick-off is at 7pm

You can with the clash against the U's LIVE on iFollow MK Dons - click HERE to purchase a Video Match Pass for £10!


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