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Adams: 'MK Dons was always going to be a tough game.'

23 April 2022

Manager Derek Adams says Saturday’s game against MK Dons was always going to be a tough one for his Morecambe men.

The Shrimps were beaten 2-0 at the Stadium MK by the automatic promotion chasers, and Adams says his side could have pressed the ball better. 

“It was always going to be a difficult game for us, MK Dons are a very good side that are trying to push into the automatic promotion places. 

“We were pushing in the first-half and they pushed back at us in the second-half, we have come away with a 2-0 defeat but it is not the worst result for us today. 

“In the first-half when we had the chance to press the ball, we could have done a lot better, over the 90 minutes we have come away with a 2-0 defeat but we tried our best to deal with the threat that MK Dons have as they have a lot of talented players.”

With League One survival still at stake heading into the final game of the season at the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday, the gaffer has praised his players for pulling themselves out of the drop zone in recent weeks. 

“Since I arrived at the club, we have managed to get ourselves of out the relegation zone, three teams can’t catch us and it is a three team race now to stay up between ourselves, Fleetwood Town and Gillingham. 

“We are in a much better position than we started with, there were still a lot of teams that were in the mix at the start of the game and now there are a slim number of teams left. 

“We have a difficult game at home on Saturday against Sunderland, we understand what we have to do, we understand what other teams have to do as well, we have taken it to the final day and that is a testament to the players."

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