‘We’ve come a long way since then’ - MK Dons boss warns Doncaster Rovers to expect stronger opposition this weekend

MK Dons boss Russell Martin has warned Doncaster Rovers to expect a much improved opposition when they visit stadium:mk on Saturday.

By Liam Hoden
Friday, 6th March 2020, 2:44 pm
Updated Friday, 6th March 2020, 4:16 pm

Martin had been in charge for a month when Milton Keynes visited the Keepmoat and were held to a 1-1 draw courtesy of a late equaliser from Cameron John for below par Rovers.

While he admits Rovers have also improved since early December, Martin feels his side are much better placed.

And he still has not come to terms with John denying him his first win in charge of the club.

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MK Dons manager Russell Martin

“I think it was, early on as well, it was one of our best performances away from home,” he said.

“It was disappointing to concede late on and that one still sticks with me. I thought we were great on the day.

“Both teams are quite a lot further on in their process now.

Doncaster have picked up some great results, been on a good run, a good manager with good players so they’re going to be a real threat.

“They’re just outside the play-off places so we’re well aware of the threat they will bring and it’ll be a tough game for us.

“But I think they’re coming up against a team that is a lot further down in their process too. We’ve come a long way since then.

“I was really pleased on the day and I was gutted not to get all three points which I thought we deserved on the day.

“Tomorrow is going to be a completely different game.”