Connor Wickham spoke with iFollow MK Dons after scoring the deciding goal in the Dons’ 2-1 victory over Sunderland .
Wickham was thrilled to have scored his first goal for MK Dons against his former club, but he was more pleased by the result.
The win allowed Liam Manning’s men to not only claim three points but also increased their unbeaten away streak to eight consecutive games.
The number 19 had this to say about their performance: “I’m buzzing to come on and score, but ultimately it’s what we come away from the stadium with and three points is the most important thing.
“It means we’re still on track for a good end of the season so it’s a massive three points for us - we’re buzzing.”
When questioned about the winning goal, Wickham expressed: “Troy Parrot and I were two-on-two and we played a nice one-two pass. He timed it perfectly and put the right weight on it.
“My first touch wasn’t great but I could see the keeper coming out and I thought as long as I could get it around him, there was no one to stop it.
“It was almost as if everything seemed to slow down so I just composed myself. I heard the crowd anticipate what was going to happen as I went through one-on-one, and I knew I was going to score.”
The 28-year-old praised his teammate Mo Eisa for his goal contribution in the success over the Black Cats. He also admired the defensive resilience of the team to obtain the victory.
“Mo Eisa got his goal today and it was an excellent finish,” he said. “The boys dug in at the back and some of the clearances and blocks were as good as goals.
“Ultimately it’s what the defenders do that allows us attackers to go and score the goals and take three points.”
Finally, Wickham was keen to express his gratitude towards the “fantastic” away support, who played their part in Saturday’s win.
He added: “It’s a long way to travel and it’s a big commitment for the fans to come all the way from Milton Keynes up to Sunderland – they have been fantastic”
“They have a good four hour journey home which will hopefully be made easier now that we’re taking three points with us.”
Connor Wickham and MK Dons travel to The Valley on Tuesday night as they look to take extend their eight-game unbeaten run away from home.
Tickets, which are available to buy now both online and from the Box Office, are priced at £23 adults, £18 over-65s/under-21s, £14 students, £11 under-18s and £5 under-11s, if bought in advance of the match.
To book tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 12pm on Tuesday, as well as on the night at The Valley.