MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale declared his delight to see his team match recent performances with extra goals as they put 3 past Cheltenham Town.
Tisdale spoke after goals from Chuks Aneke, Rhys Healey and Robbie Simpson saw the Dons dispatch the Robins at stadium mk as they moved up to 4th in the League 2 table, and delivered back-to-back wins.
The Dons manager told the media he was pleased as his team added more goals to their tally.
He said, “The performances have been coming over the last two or three weeks and we’re starting to the goals to the performance. I’m really pleased.
“Its not just tactics or skill – its a mindset and belief in what you’re doing. We showed it today. We kept with our play and upped it in the second half. We pushed for the goal, and I don’t think there was any lack of intent. We got the goals at a good time. I’m also pleased for the supporters as its the first time we’ve really finished a game this season in the ascendancy and scoring goals.”
Aneke’s opener was his sixth goal in six appearances, and the Dons manager declared it was good for the team that after the transfer saga over his future in August, he had settled back into the fold as part of the team.
He said, “Its good for everyone. The August window seems to be a long way gone now – those 5 weeks have flashed by. We were hoping things would settle after the window and they have, and every player now is playing for their future alongside committing and playing for the club.
“We’ve got lots of players at the moment competing for places in the side and its their first job to play well for us in the long season ahead.”
Despite grabbing three goals over the game, Tisdale said his team still had room for improvement, but felt the team were still showing signs of progress.
He said, “We put lots of good balls into the danger area and had the bodies in there. We didn’t convert everything and I don’t want to get over-pleased because there’s lots of improvement around that final third.
“But its a good quality problem to score three and be a little dissatisfied not to have scored more, as was the case at Port Vale on Tuesday. There’s some really good signs against another team battling to get points. We also had a clean sheet and our defenders did extremely well. Generally, I think that we’re making really good progress.”
He would also add, “We’ve got lots of things we’re working on and we’re certainly not a finished product. I don’t want to get over-pleased at winning two games and scoring some goals because there’s lots of work to do yet.
“We’re certainly going in the right direction. If we’re keeping clean sheets and creating chances, of which we’re taking a few, I think we’re going to be ok.”