McLeod cannot explain home and away form

Izale McLeod
Izale McLeod

Goal scorer Izale McLeod said if he knew the secrets to winning at home and away, he’d be MK Dons manager.

Dons’ 2-1 win over Coventry City on Saturday was their fifth in a row away from stadium:mk, while they are five without a win, and a goal, at home.

And after his winner at Sixfields, McLeod said he doesn’t know why the form has been flipped on it’s head.

“If I knew, I’d be manager!” he joked. “Sometimes in football you have these runs.

“Away from home, teams have to come at us more and we can find space.

“At home, the onus is on us, and teams sit back and counter attack. But it won’t last long. We’ve got a few more games at home and we’ll put it right.”

The striker waited barely a minute after coming on before he fired Dons back into the lead, lifting the ball neatly over City keeper Joe Murphy to restore Dons’ lead, after Carl Baker cancelled out Dele Alli’s first half opener.

He said: “It was nice just to get back out on the pitch after I was injured.

“I try and make those runs over the top. Giorgio played a really good ball in to me and I just had to take a good touch.

“When I saw the keeper come out, I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it was relatively simple to lift it over the top.

“I’m pleased to score any type of goal - if it bounces in off my knee I’ll be happy! Thankfully, I got a good one and we got the win.”

And with results going their way, McLeod believes Dons are still in with a great shout of the final play-off spot.

“We keep believing we can keep winning. Hopefully, we can nick sixth place.”