Martin revels in victory over Hull City

Hull City 0-1 MK Dons
Russell MartinRussell Martin
Russell Martin

Dons boss Russell Martin said few people away from Stadium MK expected his side to get anything from their trip to Hull on Saturday but they came away with all three points.

Scott Fraser's penalty 10 minutes from time was the difference in an exciting encounter at the KCOM Stadium, with both sides going at it hammer and tongs on a bitterly cold afternoon in east Yorkshire.

Hull, who sit second in the table, was Dons' third away win in a row, after beating AFC Wimbledon and Rochdale recently, and saw Martin's side climb to 13th in the table having picked up 10 points from a possible 12.

"We've had some really big away performances this season, and we've won three in a row away now," said Martin afterwards. "That's a sign of how far we've come and how hard they're willing to work for each other. We've become really hard to play against home and away.

"We still have a lot of work to do, but we want to do it, we want to improve. That has to remain the focus for us.

"We've got the same points now that we did after 35 games last season so that shows where we're going. We're trying to give ourselves as much breathing space so we can go and enjoy days like today.

"I'm so proud of the players. It was a performance which had a bit of everything. It's not lost on us how much bravery it takes to come to a team like Hull, with one of the best home records in the league, and creating chances. We limited them to very little and looked really dangerous all afternoon. As a team performance, it was outstanding.

"We were in control for most of the game, we looked like the team that were up there in the league. I'm really pleased, really happy. It has been a long week, and we get a bit of chance to rest and recover now ahead of next weekend."