Home comforts helping Dons escape trouble

Home form is saving MK Dons season at the moment.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 6:00 am
Dons celebrate Rhys Healey's goal against Wycombe on Saturday

Picking up five wins in their last six games at Stadium MK, Dons have dragged themselves out of the relegation zone, putting nine points between themselves and Tranmere Rovers in 21st.

Though away form remains dismal, with just two draws in their last 11 games on the road, it has been their home form which has raised eyebrows since Russell Martin took over. Beating high-flyers like Portsmouth and Wycombe Wanderers, Stadium MK is becoming something of the footballing cliche that is a fortress.

"I'm really pleased with how we're playing at home," said the manager. "Teams know they're not going to have an easy day. We need to pick up more points away."

George Williams celebrates with Russell Martin

"We're dominating teams here," added defender George Williams. "We had big wins against Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers, so it's all starting to come together. Russ is putting his stamp on the way we want to play, each week we're getting better at it. We have to keep grinding out results."

Callum Brittain added: "We're playing to the way the pitch is. It's big, expansive and we're spreading out. We're playing good football and taking it to teams who come here. I think that's the main difference and we hope can carry on the form here."