MK Dons midfielder Alex Gilbey was delighted to bag a brace as he scored his first two goals of the season.

The midfielder scored twice as the side beat Morecambe 2-0 at stadium mk, striking two goals from outside the box to win the game.

Speaking after, the midfielder said he needed to add more but was delighted to be the match winner.

He said, “I think I needed to add more goals. I needed them after the slow start, but now I’m feeling up to speed and I’m feeling really good.

“The first was probably my favourite because Rhys Healey was telling me to pass it, so I don’t think he had much confidence! Its nice to see it go in but the main thing is three points and a clean sheet.”

Gilbey admitted a frustration not to get more goals before the match against the Shrimpers, but was still delighted the team had the firepower to get results.

He said, “It was really frustrating, but lucky we’ve got top strikers that can bail everyone out. The goals are a bonus but the main thing is the win.”

The first goal came shortly after Chuks Aneke left the field injured, with Jordan Moore-Taylor having previously left the game with an injury of his own. But Gilbey felt the team’s squad stepped up to the plate to cope with the absences.

He said, “I think its always tough to lose two key players, but it shows how strong our squad is. It was great that Cisse came back tonight and I thought he was very good. We’ve also got a weekend off so they can get back fit and then we can kick on again.”

Lincoln’s failure to win meant the Dons moved back top, and Gilbey was happy to be back in top spot, but he refused to get carried away.

He said, “I think its good to be top, but it doesn’t matter so much this time of year. But now we can rest up then go on next time.”

MK Dons remain unbeaten in league fixtures at home in the season so far, with their 2 defeats so far coming at Lincoln and Stevenage. Gilbey said the team were fulfilling the brief to be strong in home contests.

He said, “We’ve been brilliant at home and that’s what the manager’s got into us. I think teams should be scared to play us here, and that’s what we’ve got this season. We’re doing really well at home, and as long as we keep picking up points here and away, we’ll be okay.”