Finishing with a flourish is Dons top priority
MK Dons 5-0 Swindon Town
Climbing up to ninth spot has Will Grigg and Russell Martin wondering what might have happened if the season was a few games longer.
Dons have won three in a row, have kept five clean sheets in seven games and are just four points outside the play-off spots with two games remaining, picking up 22 from a possible 30 points.
With their run seeing them climb into the single digits in League One though, Grigg said Dons want to make it five in a row heading into the post-season.
"We want to finish well for everyone involved," he said. "We're wondering what if we had a few more games, we don't know what could have happened. We want to finish with two more wins, it won't be enough but it's important work towards next year. We haven't downed tools yet, we're fighting and putting in great performances."
Following their defeat to Lincoln City 12 days ago, the squad met to discuss their targets for the final five games of the campaign, in terms of points, goals scored and conceded.
Martin said: "The targets they set themselves are extremely high. They're well on their way to that. You can see how much they believe in each other, and we'll never take that for granted. I hope they can hit the targets they want to.
"In the last three games, the three clean sheets have been really important to us and to add to it with a number of goals is brilliant.
"You always have hope and aspirations to be there or thereabouts. But I think come the end of the season, we'll be frustrated with games we didn't get as many points as we should have. It's been a huge year for improvements, and we have improved a lot."