HEAD-TO-HEAD: Gigg Lane is a happy hunting ground for MK Dons

Robbie Neilson
Robbie Neilson

Robbie Neilson chuckled at the prospect of extending another record for MK Dons - they've never lost at Bury's Gigg Lane.

It was far from a romantic occasion last season - turgid 0-0 on Valentine's Day - but they've been in the goals there before. Prior to last season, Dons have triumphed 4-1 and 5-1 and remain undefeated in five previous visits.

"I've contributed to 20 per cent of that, have I?" laughed Neilson. "Hopefully, I can take that up to... what's 100 divided by six?!

"It was a tough game last year - we drew there - and they've invested massively this year, but I believe we can go up there, play better football than we did on Tuesday night and get three points."

Bury have invested heavily recently in a bid to get them out of League 1, with some big names now at the club, but after a poor start to the season, sit 19th in the table. Their 3-0 win over Oxford last time out was only their second win of the season, with three draws making up their nine points.

Dons head to Gigg Lane in the top half of the table, undefeated in three and with back-to-back clean sheets, and Neilson believes despite the threats the home side may have, his side have enough to see off the Shakers.

He added: "Bury have got good experience. The front three is strong at this level and they're really carried them in the last few weeks so we'll have to take care of that.

"But I feel if we can get our good players into good areas against their defence, we'll cause them problems."