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Jules: A point can make the difference

Zak Jules shared his thoughts ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash against Port Vale…

3 March 2023

Mark Jackson’s men prepare for back-to-back games on the road as they travel to Vale Park with the desire to increase on their point gained from the skirmish at the LNER Stadium.

The Dons claimed a point following a 1-1 draw in their mid-week action against Lincoln City at the LNER Stadium. MK Dons produced a slow start to the fixture which ‘didn’t cause Lincoln any problems whatsoever’.
The home side capitalised on this opportunity and took the lead through Danny Mandroiu’s strike in the opening five minutes of the match. Jackson’s ‘shake at half time’ was received well by the team, who then achieved a last-minute equaliser through Paris Maghoma to salvage a point on the road.

Although Jules said, “It was a massive point at this stage of the season because if you’re not going to win the game you definitely can’t lose it. it’s scary how much of a difference a point can make.” The defender also admitted “It was disappointing” they didn’t start the match on the front-foot.
Looking ahead to the clash at Vale Park, the number 33 had this to say “I had their manager (Darrell Clarke) during my time at Walsall.

“I know that he sets his team up well, he’s very organised and his team doesn’t give you much time or respect on the ball. He likes his side to get after you and I think that will be expected on Saturday.”
When questioned about the situation that MK Dons are in with their intent to escape from the bottom four of the Sky Bet League One table, the defender responded “There are huge games ahead.
“Naturally, you can’t avoid the league table, it will be discussed one way or another. Preferably we want to win every game, but football doesn’t work like that. However, we’ll aim to win as many as we can from now until the end of the season to achieve our goal of ‘League One’ status.
“That starts tomorrow and it’s down to us to perform at a high level to hopefully get the three points needed.”


Tickets, which are no longer available from the Box Office, can be bought between 9am and 2.45pm on Saturday through Port Vale's ticketing website, There will be no in-person sales at Vale Park ahead of the game.

Tickets are priced at £24 adults, £19 over-62s, £16 18-21s and £12 13-17s while under-13s go FREE.

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