Dons have to be less predictable this time against Blackpool

The 1-0 defeat at Bloomfield Road was a disappointing afternoon for MK Dons back in October

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 7:30 am
Dean Lewington in action against Blackpool earlier this season

Russell Martin his side were predictable when they were beaten by Blackpool earlier this season.

Struggling for form and consistency when the sides met back in October at Bloomfield Road, it was a dull affair between the sides, but one ultimately separated by Sulley Kaikai's 66th minute strike.

Fast-forward four months and the sides are separated by just those three points heading into their clash at Stadium MK on Tuesday night.

"It was one of them games where 0-0 was the only result," said Martin. "We conceded a bad goal and didn’t create anything. They are so well organised it’s hard to break Blackpool down. It was a turning point in where we are going. I can accuse us of being predictable that day."

Blackpool have lost just three times since the turn of the year, and head to Stadium MK in good form - unbeaten in five, winning their last two away days at Portsmouth and Charlton. After Dons' recent poor run, losing three of four, Martin said his side are eager to get back to winning ways though and will look to negate the threats created by Neil Critchley's side.

"It’s going to be really tough tomorrow. The players know what’s hurting us and we will look to solve it tomorrow. It’s going to be an interesting game and one I’m excited for.

"They are very athletic with a manger I really like, and Colin (Calderwood, assistant manager) has gone in and done superb he’s someone I’ve a lot of respect for. They are very good at what they do and can counter really quickly.

"They are on very good form and have some big threats we have to negate. We look forward to being back at home and getting ourselves going again. Every game we learn more about what we do and what the players need to do."