Dons are closer to midtable than the relegation zone after Wycombe win

MK Dons moved nine points clear of the relegation zone after a huge 2-0 win over second-placed Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 12:10 pm
Russell Martin celebrates his side's win over Wycombe.

Goals from Rhys Healey and Ben Gladwin secured their fifth win out of six at Stadium MK, moving them up to 19th in the standings. They are now closer to Gillingham in 12th than they are to Tranmere in 21st.

"It sums up the league," said Dons boss Russell Martin. "It's a crazy league and anyone can beat anyone. I'm really pleased because there is a huge difference between now and when we took over, but we have to keep marching on because nothing has been achieved yet. We can't get carried away.

"I don't look at the league, but for the boys it's a real boost and it puts the pressure on teams around us."

Martin's side climbed above AFC Wimbledon, knocking them down to 20th after they were beaten 2-1 by Accrington Stanley. Bottom club Bolton picked up their fifth win of the season in beating fellow relegation candidates Tranmere 2-0 at the University of Bolton Stadium, while Southend too picked up a win, beating Lincoln City 2-1 at Roots Hall.

Wycombe's defeat to Dons kept them second in the table, but they trail Rotherham now by three points after the Millers edged past Burton Albion, edging a five-goal thriller 3-2. Peterborough thrashed Ipswich Town 4-1 at Portman Road to jump the Tractorboys into third spot, with Coventry's 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers moving them into fifth spot. Portsmouth moved into the final play-off spot, jumping Sunderland, who they beat 2-0 at Fratton Park.

Oxford sty eighth after beating Blackpool 2-1, Fleetwood are up to ninth thanks to their 2-1 win over Doncaster, and Shrewsbury, who Dons play next Saturday, were beaten 1-0 by Rochdale.