Martin keeps his fingers crossed after injuries to Morris and Healey

Russell Martin is hoping for good news after both Rhys Healey and Carlton Morris limped out of the 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:12 pm
Rhys Healey goes down injured.

Though Dons beat the side who started the day second in League One, there was concern from the 8,000 Dons fans at Stadium MK as both strikers limped off within three second-half minutes of each other. Manager Martin though hopes the pair have caught their injuries early and will be OK to face Shrewsbury on the road next week.

"Hopefully they're both precautionary," said Martin afterwards. "Rather than going on too long, they were all honest, and we need to them to be because we don't want to lose them for a longer period. Hopefully they will be fine and just ones we have to monitor over the next few days and we'll have them ready for next week."

After the first half ended all square, the second half had a real back-and-forth about it, but Healey's tap in on 68 minutes gave the home side the lead. Ben Gladwin, the man who replaced him 12 minutes later, then fired in his first goal in nearly three years to secure the win.

Carlton Morris goes down injured.

Martin said his side were good value for the points and fully deserved to win the game.

He said: "It was really important. We were excellent today. We knew it wasn't going to be pretty at times, but we would have to gain control where we could. To a man, they were brilliant, did their jobs at set pieces, defended brilliantly, we were really brave with the back-line – it was just a reallty good team performance.

"It was a different challenge for us, and we showed a different side to our game. I'm really pleased to get back-to-back wins at home and the clean sheet, because we limited them to very few chances.

"I've got huge respect to Gareth and his team – they were second in the league. We had to deal with their threats first, they are second in the league for a reason, they work harder than most teams and they are harder to break down. But we were patient and we were excellent.

"We deserved the win, no doubt about it. I'm just pleased to come away from two home games with wins."