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Tucker: Coming into my own

Jack Tucker shared his post-match thoughts from Saturday’s victory…

19 December 2022

Jack Tucker, whose first goal for the club helped secure a 2-0 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park, shared his post-match thoughts with the press.

Prior to Saturday’s win, Portsmouth hadn't lost a game at home since January. The Dons, under the guidance of Dean Lewington who took interim charge during the weekend’s Sky Bet League clash, put an end to that streak following goals from Bradley Johnson and Jack Tucker.

Since joining the club during the summer, Tucker said “At the start, I made no secret of the fact I wasn't overly happy with how I was playing.

“It took me longer to come to terms with how I was being asked to play. Coming from Gillingham, it's a very different way of playing. I'll hold my hands up to admit my performances weren't where I wanted them to be.”

However, the defender added “I feel more assured and comfortable in what I'm being asked to do now. Playing in the last few games, I feel like I'm coming into my own a little bit more. “

Tucker’s first goal for the club secured the three points against Pompey, when questioned about his first time on the scoresheet for MK Dons, Tucker replied “I can't really remember what happened!

“I know me and Woz were scrapping around for it, just trying to kick it in the goal, luckily I got enough on it to beat the keeper.

“It was a good afternoon's work, and it has been a long time coming from our point of view.” The number four commented about the win. “We've stuck at it, we're disappointed with the way things happened last week and the manager felt the brunt of our bad performances, but we cannot dwell on that. Today gives us something good to build on.

“It felt good out there, it was tough as we know it would be coming to Fratton Park and holding onto a lead. I felt solid in our shape, I knew what we were doing, and we stuck to it to a man and got that result.”

This win provided the opportunity for the Dons to close the gap to safety by three points, Tucker said “It's nice, we're only one game away now. It's nice to get a win to bring us that much closer, and there's still a long way to go, and plenty of points to play for.”

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Attention for MK Dons turns to Tuesday's Carabao Cup Fourth Round tie with Leicester City at Stadium MK.

Tickets, which will are available to buy online and from the Box Office, are priced from £16 adults, £12 over-65s/under-25s, £4 under-18s and £2 under-12s while under-7s can watch in the Family Area for just £1. Upgrades are available to East Centre and Club Red. Ticket prices will increase by £2 on the day of the game.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.


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