'All the pressure is on Hull' ahead of Dons' trip to KCOM Stadium

Dons take on promotion chasing Hull City tomorrow
Hull City's KCOM StadiumHull City's KCOM Stadium
Hull City's KCOM Stadium

Not many people expect MK Dons to go to Hull City and come back with anything tomorrow, but that might play into their hands according to the manager.

Hull sit second in the table heading into the game having drawn 0-0 with leaders Lincoln in midweek, with Dons in 14th after their win over Rochdale. But while Grant McCann's side have won just once in their last five, Hull go into the game favourites with the bookmakers and few from the outside will fancy Russell Martin's side at the KCOM Stadium.

"No-one expects us to go there and get anything outside of this building," Martin admitted ahead of the clash. "But if we can bring the same level of performance and try and bring the same level of control we did on Tuesday, we can go there really positive.

"The last three games have given us the opportunity to go up there and express ourselves, impose our game and try and enjoy it. We want the players to enjoy these challenges.We performed really well at our place considering we conceded two early goals.

"I think all the pressure is on Hull to be honest, they're fighting at the top of the league, they've had a tough run, they're a good, tough team.

"Teams will do a lot of work on stopping us playing and getting into our flow, but I've not put any pressure or expectation on them as far as league position goes, so they can go there and concentrate on the details of the game, what we've worked on, what we're learned from the last game.

"Ultimately, with what we've done recently, we'll keep picking up a lot of points. That's the aim for us. This season is about improving and progression – that's the only pressure I'll put on them. If that means we go under the radar for the rest of the season, but we're comfortable and we improve on last season then I'll be happy."