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Alexander's Dons finding ways to win

Head Coach Graham Alexander reflects on his side's 3-2 victory over Colchester United...

22 August 2023

Graham Alexander will take three points in whatever form they come – including the dramatic fashion in which his MK Dons side earned them at Colchester United.

The Dons made it three wins from four to start their 2023/24 Sky Bet League Two campaign courtesy of a 3-2 triumph at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Alexander saw his side surrender a one-goal lead, only for Alex Gilbey and Matthew Dennis to seal victory late on, with Dennis’ decisive strike coming in the ninth-minute of stoppage time.

“I'll take any win,” the MK Dons Head Coach said in his post-match press conference. “Wins come in all shapes, sizes and fashions and successful teams find different ways to win games - we've done that in all three.

“We're delighted with these three points. There are easier ways to win games but the elation - you've got to suck that up and add it to your armour. It's an incredible way to win, but a horrible way to lose.”

Alexander added: “We started the game really well and deserved to take the lead before we imploded for two minutes - we've spoken about that before, and we have to correct it.

“We had to challenge the players to show the character that is needed to win the game, and they've done that. It's a great testament to the players' confidence and character.”

Dennis was the match-winner, scoring in his first league appearance for MK Dons since 24 January.

“He took his goal really well,” Alexander said of his 21-year-old forward. “We saw his quality and the attributes he has which we feel will help us be successful.

“He's only been out because he has been injured. We pushed him just as much as we pushed anyone in the squad but he broke down in training and has been out since. He has only trained with us since Monday, and only in bit-parts because of our game in the week.

“I was thinking about putting him on at half-time, but because of his lack of training, I thought we had to save him until a bit later because you never know how long the games will go on for now. We saw, when he came on, the physical presence he has, which allows us to get up the pitch a bit more.”


Graham Alexander's MK Dons return to Stadium MK action on Saturday when they take on Doncaster Rovers in their latest Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Tickets are on sale from the Box Office and online, priced from £24 adults, £18 over-65s and under-25s, £6 under-21s and £3 under-14s if bought in advance of matchday, while under-7s can watch from as little as £1.

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, though prices will increase by £2 on the day of the game.

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