Boss ready for Dons challenge...
WE'VE analysed last weekend's game during the course of the week and there were plenty of positives to come out of it. Half-time came at the wrong time for us as it allowed our visitors to regroup.
We sat a little too deep in the second half but defended our box well. Their first goal was a game-changer and it was disappointing that we couldn't hold onto our lead.
That said, we've made a reasonable start in terms of the points we have on the board. We would have been happier with a few more, of course, but we're unbeaten in three League games.
It's very much a case of learning as we go; the players are getting better and better and their work ethic cannot be faulted. Ironically, the best we've played so far came in our only League defeat to date.
Teams will find it a tough game against us with the energy and pace that we have in the side.
League One is a more even League this year and it will be a battle for every point. There are no stand-out teams this season. Yes, there are clubs with bigger squads and budgets compared to most, but whether they will be the teams at the top remains to be seen.
MK Dons will provide us with another tough test. They play some good stuff and have reached the play-offs in each of the last two seasons, so they know what it's all about.
We know it will be a stern examination, but they will be thinking the same. They have some quality players in their side and I feel that they are a top six outfit.
Our supporters will have another key role to play on Saturday. They have given us excellent backing so far and more of the same will be required on Saturday as we set our sights on the three points on offer.