Defenders should fear MK Dons' front three - Healey

Morris, Nombe and Healey should be a cause for concern for their opponents

Monday, 10th February 2020, 2:19 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 2:20 pm
Rhys Healey and Sam Nombe

A front line of Carlton Morris, Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey should be starting to strike fear into opposition defenders, according to the former Cardiff striker.

Healey has scored nine goals in 15 appearances this season, having missed three months in the middle of the campaign through injury. Nombe suffered a similar fate during the same period, culminating in Dons' mid-season capitulation.

But with the duo back and the introduction of Morris as the figurehead of the attack, Dons have seemingly turned a corner and are beginning to turn heads for the right reasons.

Rhys Healey

Healey said: "I think opposition defenders are now starting to look at the MK Dons front three, it's really good to play up there. You look at the Shrewsbury back five, they were big lads, so I was glad to see Carlton there! Not many defenders want to play against him, and Sam Nombe too. All three of us bring something new to the game."

Now 10 points clear of the relegation zone, Dons still, outwardly at least, say they are not out of the battle against the drop. Healey however says the way Dons are playing of late has them looking up the table, rather than over their shoulders again.

He continued: "I think every team should be doing the same – no club should be looking over their shoulders. We all want to go forward. As long as we keep getting the points on the board, beating teams, the only thing we can do is look forward and see how far we can go."