More to come from Josh McEachran

Burton Albion 1-2 MK Dons

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:59 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:00 am
Josh McEachran

The performances of Josh McEachran are improving with every game he has played since signing for MK Dons, but there is still more to get out of him according to his manager.

The 28-year-old was a stand-out in the 2-1 win over Burton on Saturday, having shaken off a neck injury which limited him to 45 minutes in the mid-week win over Plymouth Argyle.

Having spent the last few seasons in the Championship, McEachran is still to complete 90 minutes for Dons after a lengthy layoff with a knee injury.

But with six appearances under his belt, Russell Martin believes McEachran is now establishing himself as a key man in the side as he gets fitter.

"We've got a guy who is coming back from a long-term injury, hasn't played a lot of football and is playing more and more," said Martin. "Josh going off had a big impact on us because of the amount of control he gave us and the performance he gave us.

"We've been so pleased with him. He'll only get fitter and stronger."

In their slightly changed midfield recently though, McEachran has formed a good working relationship with Andrew Surman which has been key as Dons have returned to winning ways, picking up three wins out of three.

Defender Warren O'Hora, scorer of the winner at Burton, added: "You don't feel nervous giving them the ball. They turn, play passes you can't even see, they screen in front of us which is vital for us. Josh and Surs have been great recently, I cannot fault them. And they've both got experience too, so we're learning a lot from them."