Tisdale pragmatic on return to MK Dons

"It is purely a professional view of trying to win three points"

By Toby Lock
Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 2:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 2:26 pm
Former Dons boss Paul Tisdale
Former Dons boss Paul Tisdale

Paul Tisdale would not be drawn on his emotions ahead of his return to Stadium MK on Boxing Day.

The Bristol Rovers manager was sacked by chairman Pete Winkelman in November 2019 and spent almost a year out of the game before taking over the Gas.

Notoriously coy when it comes to speaking about his former clubs, Tisdale remained tight-lipped on his time at Dons, saying: "The first thing is the battle for three points, and that’s not me avoiding talking about my time at Milton Keynes. What it means is I’m fully focused on the three points and the discussions have been how I feel going into the game, what I feel we need to do, how we should play to win the game.

"Obviously I’m very familiar with the club and the setup there for obvious reasons, and there’ll be one or two people there it will be nice to see before and after the game.

"But generally, it is purely a professional view of trying to win three points."