MK Dons Boss Labels League Table As “Irrelevant” Following Six-Match Unbeaten Run

MK Dons Boss Mike Williamson insists that he is not focused on the League Two despite his side now being just two points off of the play-off places.

Having seen off a struggling Forest Green Rovers 2-0 on Saturday, Williamson’s side climbed up to 11th in the table. Despite being four places off of a spot in the play-offs, MK Dons find themselves just two points adrift in what is an ultra-competitive mid-pack. Just six points separate 7th from 17th and with at least one game in hand on all of the teams in those positions bar Morecambe, they’ll be expected to rise further up the League Two table, in the next few weeks.

The club have seen a great change in fortunes since Williamson took the helm and despite losing his first game in charge, have not lost in the league since. That unbeaten run has brought four wins alongside two draw, with the Dons currently one of the most in-form sides in the fourth tier currently.

A hard task against the aforementioned Morecambe on Saturday could prove pivotal for the rest of their season and a loss could really halt the current momentum. Following the game against the Shrimps, Williamson’s side do have arguably the easiest Christmas schedule in the league though.

In their three matches between Boxing Day and New Years Day, they face 22nd placed Colchester, 13th placed Crawley and then 19th placed Doncaster Rovers, with the first two both being played at Stadium MK.

Despite being in a rich vein of form with the chance to move into the play-off positions before the turn of the new year, the former-Gateshead boss insisted that the league table is not something he pays attention to.

Speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio, Williamson said:

“It’s irrelevant to me. Obviously going into the last month, six weeks (of the season), then you start to pay more attention.

“For now, it’s just about watching that game (Forest Green) back, seeing the elements we did well in the first half and the elements we could do better in the second.”

The manager was on the whole pleased with their performance, adding:

“The football we played was, in patches, really pleasing. You could see what we were trying to achieve, the patterns we’ve worked on.

“The dynamics changed in the second half, they had opportunities to take more risk and press us, so it was a different puzzle and we had to find our way through.”

Writer’s View

Having come down from League One last season, MK Dons were arguably one of the favourites for promotion. Although the side struggled at points under former manager Graham Alexander, they have been playing some of the best football in the league in recent weeks.

It’s now all about making up for lost time for Williamson, who has got his side into a great position and they’ll look to continue to ascend the table in the coming weeks.

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