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Fish: Defending is a team effort

1 April 2021

Although a clean sheet is often attributed to the defence and goalkeeper, Andrew fisher feels the way MK Dons play, it’s a team reward.

Russell Martin’s side take pride in their marking in the box with Warren O’Hora, Harry Darling and Zak Jules displaying their talents in this area against Doncaster Rovers. Both Ethan Laird and Daniel Harvie displayed their relentless work ethic with their pressing both inside the box and blocking crosses.

That’s not where the defending ends though, Martin ensures his midfielders are doing their pressing off the ball and encourages his striker to press the defenders.

Fisher was quick to praise his teammates for helping him record his seventh Sky Bet League One clean sheet of the season.

“It’s something the whole team have been looking for, it’s something we can build on now,” Fisher told the local media. “We’ve worked on our defending in the box and our shot-stopping and that showed on Saturday.

“I like making saves, but that’s the way we play and it shows we do something right with our defending and marking in the box. We work so hard as a team to stop other teams from getting a shot on goal and that showed on the weekend.

“The last game with a. clean sheet was a nice feeling – it’s something we’ve deserved. The way we’ve been playing it’s a good reward, we’ve got to build on that now.”


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