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Manning: A terrific performance

Head Coach Liam Manning reflects on Tuesday's victory over Burton Albion...

26 January 2022

Liam Manning labelled Tuesday’s performance as one of MK Dons’ best this season.

Manning’s Dons dominated Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium and secured a deserve three points in stoppage time courtesy of Scott Twine’s 95th-minute strike.

“I think that's up there with the performance of the season,” Manning said in his post-match press conference “The timing of the goal makes it all the more sweeter but the performance was terrific.

“I was disappointed to be going in 0-0 at half time, given the quality of our play. We were so good in terms of problems solving, dominating the ball in difficult conditions against a tough side.

“You can start to think that (it’s not going to be your day) but it doesn't take long to score a goal and we knew we had to keep our discipline.

“Our message was don't turn away from all the good things we've been doing just because it hasn’t gone in and that was the biggest thing in the end.

Manning added: “We've got a happy changing room and rightly so. The result is massive and to have one where we nick it at the end is a nice feeling. We have to take that into the weekend, now.”

Josh McEachran and Twine were instrumental in the Dons’ winning goal and Manning had praise for both players in his post-match assessment.

“(Josh McEachran’s) quality is undoubted and the ball for the goal - not many people can play that. He was terrific in and out of possession tonight - he was outstanding.

“We sat down with the attackers after the Doncaster (Rovers) game because, after games like that, it can knock your confidence.

“We told them to keep making good decisions and Twiney made a lot of them in the first half - when to shoot or when offload to a team mate. He has worked so hard and he's so desperate to improve and that shows when he delivers a moment of magic like that - I'm delighted he got the goal.”

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Liam Manning and MK Dons will look to make it back-to-back victories this weekend when they take on Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

Over 1,100 MK Dons supporters are set to make the short journey across Buckinghamshire and tickets are still available, priced at £25 adults, £22 seniors and £20 mid-adults, £18 young adults and £14 juniors while children tickets are priced at £5.

To purchase tickets/travel CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Tickets/travel will be available from the Box Office and online until 4pm on Friday.


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