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Manning: Delighted with Shrewsbury showing

Head Coach Liam Manning reflects on his side's 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town at Stadium MK...

3 April 2022

Liam Manning was delighted with the way in which his MK Dons side performed in Saturday’s victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Manning’s men extended their unbeaten run to 13 games after a professional 2-0 win at Stadium MK, with goals in each half from Mo Eisa and Scott Twine securing the result which moves the Dons to within a point of top spot in Sky Bet League One.

“I'm delighted with how we performed,” the Head Coach said in his post-match press conference.

“We had a break last week which threatened to knock our rhythm but I was really pleased with how the players responded - their discipline, focus and intent was terrific.

“(Shrewsbury) are a team that are well set-up defensively and they don't give up many chances but we showed good composure and good quality.

“That first goal was quality. It takes real bravery to play like that - the easier thing to do would be to smash it down the pitch, but we have players who are brave, who can think quickly, are technically good. It was a fantastic goal and it gave us a lift.

“Sometimes this season, coming out in the second half 1-0 up, we've not managed it as well as we'd have liked but we saw the game out.

“We had other chances as well as well as maybe a penalty and Harry Darling's goal, which was onside - it could have been more!”

Manning added: “The players are a delight to work with - they're a closely-connected group of players and we're seeing that transfer onto the pitch now. I feel calm knowing that we've got players who can step up and perform.”

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Liam Manning's MK Dons are back in Stadium MK action on Tuesday evening when they play host to Crewe Alexandra.

Tickets are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE. To book tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622922.

Can't make the game? Watch LIVE on iFollow MK Dons for just £10 - CLICK HERE to buy a Video Match Pass!


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