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Maamria: "Capable of beating anybody"

15 March 2019

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Ahead of Saturday's match at MK Dons, Dino Maamria says he has been reminding his players about their quality...

Boro are looking to record back-to-back wins in the league for the first time since January but he knows a difficult challenge awaits.

“We have (recently) played Swindon and Bury who are League One clubs and now we are going to play MK Dons who are also a League One club. Big clubs and big resources but it is about the 11 players on the pitch. We beat MK here at home, when they were top of the league. Paul Tisdale is a very good manager at this level, they play effective football.

“I think it will remind us of the Notts County stadium, where dominating possession is going to be key.

“They are fighting for automatic promotion with Mansfield on goal difference, it is a big game for them as well. They would have been disappointed to have lost to Morecambe in midweek, so they will be looking for a reaction.

“We are looking to bounce back from a poor February with a win after a win. That would be great for us and that is what we are looking to do.”

Boro's win over the Dons back in November was a stand-out moment in the season and Maamria says that his teams experiences over the bigger clubs in the divison this season should give them confidence.

“We have had a few highlights this season, we have come back from behind in a few games.

“To beat MK Dons at home when they were top of the league and flying - I think they had won seven or eight games on the bounce - was fantastic. That is what this group of players is capable of.

“We outplayed top of the league Lincoln and drew 2-2. We outplayed Bury last Saturday and I do not know how we lost the game. Now we play third in MK Dons and I think this group of players are capable of beating anybody on their day. They are capable of matching anybody and hopefully we will do one better than Bury and Lincoln and try to beat MK Dons.”


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