No expectations on Dons ahead of Burnley Cup tie

Dons head to Turf Moor to take on the Premier League side in the FA Cup
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Being heavy underdogs might help MK Dons spring an FA Cup surprise this Saturday when they take on top-flight Burnley.

While Sean Dyche's side have turned a corner recently in the Premier League, climbing out of the relegation zone, few are anticipating an upset when Russell Martin's side head to Lancashire.

Dons' last trip into the third round saw them beat QPR in 2018, and striker Joe Mason said there is no reason why Dons cannot do it again.

"It’s a good tie for us," said Mason."It’ll be a tough game for us up there but we are all excited and it’s a game we can enjoy. We are confident in house that we can cause an upset and we wouldn’t be surprised if we did."

Manager Russell Martin continued: "There is no expectation outside of this building, but let's embrace the challenge and the opportunity and see where it takes us.

"I'm really excited about it, and the players should be too. We should have no fear. It's a big challenge going to a Premier League side away from home, no matter where you are in the league, but it's a one-off. It's a chance to show what we're about, and to show what good players we can be.

"This is a great opportunity for us to go there and show what we're about, how hard we work on things and test ourselves against Premier League opposition. It will be really difficult.

"I speak about the culture here, but you look at Sean Dyche and his staff – they have built a seriously strong culture. Everyone knows what they are about. The playing styles are a bit different, but culturally, you won't find many stronger than Burnley."