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MacGillivray: A point in the right direction

Craig MacGillivray shared his thoughts on the point secured at Stadium MK…

12 September 2023

MK Dons goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray shared his thoughts after his heroics in the final stages of the game ensured a point for the home side during their top-of-the-table matchup.

Prior to Saturday’s match, Notts County held the league leader position whilst Graham Alexander’s men chased that number one spot with just a point to separate the sides.

After the result, the Dons dropped to fourth in the table but MacGillivray commented “It’s a point in the right direction.” When questioned about the Sky Bet league Two fixture, the goalkeeper added “We had to pick and choose our moments of when to go and attack.

“for 90 minutes non-stop in conditions like that, you'll fatigue very quickly, so it was a cat-and-mouse game.

“They're a good side, they've started well like we have. They keep the ball well, so we had to pick and choose our moments of when to force them into certain areas and counterattack.

“On the whole, I think the draw was a fair result. Both sides had good chances, but it's a point in the right direction against a good side.”

MK Dons’ draw was ensured when the number one produced a miraculous reaction save in stoppage time to prevent Langstaff’s header from causing late heartbreak for the home side.

Craig has seen out every league fixture of the season so far, whilst only missing one game during the EFL Trophy where Nathan Harness was awarded with his Dons debut.

Both players were recently paired together at Charlton Athletic during the 2021/22 season before they reunited within the goalkeeper union at Stadium MK.

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Unfortunately, Harness recently sustained an injury which has seen the young shot-stopper side-lined for some time. When asked about his goalkeepeing teammate, MacGillivray had this to say “He's like a little brother to me, he looks up to me as the older figure, and anyway I can support him, I will.

“He rang earlier to tell me the news which wasn't great to hear, but I'll be here as a shoulder to lean on, and I'm sure he'll bounce back and come back stronger.”

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