Tennai Watson has praise MK Dons’ ability to win different types of games after back-to-back wins against Gillingham and Wycombe Wanderers.
with all three points after an impressive 4-1 win. Against Wycombe Wanderers, meanwhile, the Dons ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Troy Parrott’s goal.
Both Gillingham and Wycombe have a similar style and are happy to sacrifice possession and force the opposition to break down their defensive units.
Watson feels it’s a sign of how far the Dons have come that they can now go toe-to-toe with physical sides and come out with all three points.
“It was always going to be difficult,” Tennai told iFollow MK Dons following the win over Wycombe. “We did both sides of the game – we had the ugly stuff and played our own style and we came out with three points so it's great.
“The gaffer has made it clear that you have to earn the right to play - we've done that today. We had to stay patient and wait for the chances to pop up but we got the win and that's the most important thing.
“It has been a crazy few weeks - we've had to face different opposition, learn new things, we've had to be adaptable. There are some things which are non-negotiable at the core of the team and we have picked that up really well.”
Although MK Dons have tied their best-ever points return from the opening nine games of a Sky Bet League One campaign, Watson says no one is getting carried away and the focus has immediately turned to the next outing.
“You have to enjoy the moments straight after the game, but after that it's gone. It's a long season, there are a lot of games and you have to focus on the next one.”