Dons keeping confident

David Martin
David Martin

David Martin says he and his team-mates haven’t ruled out a late surge for the final League 1 play-off spot.

The goalkeeper kept his second clean sheet in three games on Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Preston North End as Dons made it seven out of nine points from the last 10 days.

Climbing above Port Vale into ninth place, Dons reduced the gap to Peterborough in sixth to just six points, though Posh have a game in hand.

And Martin believes that with a late run, Dons could yet be in with a chance of extending the season.

“I always say we go on a run at the end of the season,” he said. “We have the players who have the ability to pick up that last spot.

“Peterborough take up the last spot so it would be great to nick it off them.

“You never say never. It’s still there.

“But there’s a long way to go, 15 games left. All we have to do is worry about ourselves and hopefully that should take care of it.”

While Dons had chances to win the game over Preston, Martin feels the squad has come a long way and after three good results, things are on the up at stadium:mk again.

He said: “We had to look at ourselves after the Tranmere game, not just the back four, but the whole team and the manager too.

“We’ve changed a few things and we look a lot more solid, and it’s a great foundation we’ve got.

“From where we were in January it was all doom and gloom.

“Football’s amazing, because you’re only as good as your last game.

“We need to carry that on to the Bradford game.”