Dons must look upwards after back-to-back wins

Swindon Town 1-4 MK Dons
Russell MartinRussell Martin
Russell Martin

Winning back-to-back games for the first time allows MK Dons to start looking up the table rather than down according to Russell Martin.

Their 4-1 win over Swindon Town comes after a 2-0 win against Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day, leaving Dons 14th, seven minutes adrift of the play-offs.

"Back-to-back wins is really important," said the manager. "We have to put points on the board, we haven't got enough or as many as we'd have wanted or could have got. Now we have to build on this. No-one has been fearful or looking over our shoulders but we believe in what we're doing. We need to look upwards, and we need to go on and win the next game."

Cameron Jerome netted twice in the 4-1 win at the County Ground, with Daniel Harvie and Regan Poole adding to the scoresheet.

Martin continued: "I'm really pleased with the win and the stuff we saw. There's a lot to work on, but I have to take into account that we've had two tough games in a row and we're down to bare bones.

"We didn't have as much control as we've had in recent games, and had to change formation in the second half to help us out to get the ball higher up the pitch. We had a lot of chances early on to exploit Swindon around the back and I think we got a bit too excited! We haven't had that much this season, we've been used to having a lot of the ball and teams sitting off us.

"We managed to play through and over them, and we were really clinical. But there will be nights like that, so I'm really pleased. We've not had the tempo the way we wanted to, but it's testament to the boys who wanted to do the other side of the game.

"We've shown in the last two games we're able to mix it up a bit more."