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Manning: Use Cup form as fuel

Head Coach Liam Manning reflects on his side's 2-0 victory over Morecambe in the Carabao Cup...

9 November 2022

Head Coach Liam Manning wants MK Dons to use their Cup form as fuel for when they return to Sky Bet League One action this weekend.

The Dons beat Morecambe on Tuesday night in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup – a result which made it four games without defeat and without conceding a goal.

Manning’s men welcome Derby County to Stadium MK on Saturday for their first league game for a fortnight, and the MK Dons Head Coach is hopeful the momentum gained over the past two weeks will benefit his side against the Rams.

“It's a few now in a row and we have to take this form into the weekend,” Manning said in his post-match press conference on Tuesday night.

“We've got to take some of our cup form now into the league games. We’ve got to keep going, turning up week-in, week-out and delivering what we have done in the last few.”

Manning continued: “(Tuesday) was another solid performance, in the first half especially. We started the game well and we set the tone early on with two really good chances in the first six minutes.

“It was a terrific goal from Woz (Warren O’Hora) from a set piece - it was a terrific finish. It was a good goal from Matty too - a terrific run and he showed his qualities, his power, his pace and composure.

“Overall, we had really controlled and purposeful possession and e restricted them to very few chances and looked really dangerous.”

Here is what else Liam Manning had to say in his post-match press conference…

On taking our chances…
“It's about being clinical and ruthless. We've seen it in games this season when we've created chances and not scored but now we're starting to add that element.”

On the next round of the Carabao Cup…
“It would be great for the lads (to get a big team), especially after our run to give them a lift. But who we get, we get.”

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Liam Manning and MK Dons return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday when they face Derby County at Stadium MK - a match which has been designated as the Club's Armed Forces Rememberance Day.

Supporters can expect military themed activities ahead of the game, such as a pre-match ceremony, a half-time parade and, of course, a minute’s silence prior to kick-off, while tickets have been discounted for serving and veteran members of the armed forces and unfirmed organisations.

To purchase tickets at these rates CLICK HERE. If you do not have an MK Dons account, you’ll need to register at this point On the ticketing page, click on Block 21 and in the coupon box enter AF2022 and click SUBMIT. Select your seats and then click continue to pay.

General sale tickets meanwhile, are priced from £24 adults, £18 over-65s, £12 under-25s and £6 under-18s while under-12s and under-7s tickets are priced from £3. Upgrades are available to East Centre and Club Red.

To book 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 from the Box Office. Please be aware, ticket prices will be increase by £2 on the day of the game.


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