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O’Hora over the moon with Burton Albion winner

23 March 2021

Warren O’Hora’s second goal of the season ensured MK Dons made it three wins in seven days at The Pirelli Stadium.

The Irishman reacted quickest as he nipped in front of his defender to double the Dons advantage and secure all three points for Russell Martin’s men.

Heading to Staffordshire, the hosts were the form team in Sky Bet League One having not lost in their last seven outings. O’Hora & Co, dominated the encounter, boasting 70% possession on their way to three points.

The first goal once again proved vital for MK Dons as survived a cagey last 15-minutes after Lucas Akins reduced the deficit from the penalty spot. Speaking after the full-time whistle, O’Hora spoke of his delight having secured three consecutive wins.

"It's what we all wanted to do - we had that sticky patch and bounced back against Accrington. Three wins are perfect for us, we can now start looking up the table again and enjoying ourselves.

“We knew Burton were a team in form, the way they play is a bit different to us, but they’re good at it and their manager has them ticking. We were in total control in the first half, after the penalty it got a bit anxious but you have to be able to do both sides of the game and we did that. You'll get nervy moments in football, but we're on the bus with three points.

“It's probably the first time in my life I've scored the winning goal! I'm delighted with the three points, that's the most important thing. As a defender you want a clean sheet so that’s disheartening - we’ll work on it and look to regroup in the next one.”

Saturday’s fixture marked another milestone in the historic career of Dons skipper Dean Lewington. The 36-year-old was playing in his 800th game for MK Dons having extended his contract with the club earlier in the week.

As a young defender, O’Hora had nothing but praise for Lewington, noting how important he is in developing his game.

“Dean gives me stick every day – but he’s great. He and the Gaffer have been so good to me and Harry [Darling] with little bits of advice - we're learning on the job all the time.

“800 games is unheard of, it's crazy, and he's still one of the best players out there. I'm really enjoying playing with him and looking forward to next season.”

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MK Dons will look to make it four wins in succession when they take on Doncaster Rovers at Stadium MK this Saturday afternoon.

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