MK Dons are unbeaten in seven away league games so should not be taken lightly. In previous play off campaigns we have always remained unbeaten after the first leg, yet always went on to lose the tie. Maybe this can provide us with some hope that it’s not impossible to turn over a first leg deficit.
It is a difficult situation for Huddersfield. Even though they have the 2 goal advantage if they sit back and invite pressure the Dons are sure to find a way to break them down. The same if they go out to get that 3rd goal they are likely to leave themselves open to a counter attack.
Did you know?
Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes has scored an incredible 39 goals this season, the most in all four divisions!
The next goal scored in the tie is probably going to decide the result. The Dons have to score early and, perhaps more importantly, first if they want to make the coveted trip to Wembley this year. We have no option but to go out and attack, this could be our last game of the season we must not leave anything in the dressing room.
If Huddersfield do manage to score first at the Galpharm, they have all but sealed MK Dons’ fate of playing League One football for the 5th consecutive year. If MK play at the same tempo and class as they have for most of this season, they can recover. We all know that almost anything can happen between 90 minutes and this tie is certainly not done and dusted.
MK Dons XI v HTAFC
Doumbe, MacKenzie, Williams, Lewington
Bowditch, Ibehre, O’Shea
The MK Army have been treated to a few cracking away games this season, we beat a premier league team 4-0 at their own ground, outclassing them in every single way. We beat Colchester 5-1 and have had convincing 3-0 victories at Scunthorpe and Leyton Orient. We are most definitely capable of producing the performances but more importantly the results away from Stadium:MK. In fact we would be second in the table for away games only!
This year has seen an increase in professionalism all round MK Dons. After the disappointing result on Saturday, the team have been taken away for private training, refining the errors made in the first leg. Robinson will have them fired up for this decisive 2nd leg, one thing is for sure, we will not go down without a fight. The squad, although at it’s smallest, is more united and stronger than ever!
One thing they must all remember:
“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering
In defeat or in victory, I will forever be proud of my club and the lads that pull on our shirt every single week.