NIGEL Clough believes that MK Dons are playing better than their current League One results suggest.
The Brewers travel to Milton Keynes on Saturday (kick off 3pm) and will expect a tough game against the team who were promoted from League Two last season.
MK Dons have lost their last three League One games but were unlucky to go down 2-1 to Sunderland last Saturday.
Clough said: “I saw them at Sunderland, and they might easily have had a point out of the game. They played very well in the second half and pushed them back. They will feel they aren’t playing too badly.”
MK Dons are managed by Paul Tisdale who locked horns with the Brewers many times as Exeter City boss.
Clough said: “The way his teams have played over the years has been commendable and he’s very highly thought of in the game, the way he goes about his business, his demeanour, everything. He doesn’t shout about it from the rooftops so sometimes he goes a bit under the radar.
“His achievements on and off the pitch at Exeter were brilliant and he has a new challenge now and he’s relishing it. MK Dons have been in the Championship and I’m sure he feels they can get back there at some point.
“They had a couple of bad seasons and found themselves down in League Two quite quickly. They are back up in League One and I don’t think there’s any great expectations on them this season. It’s a case of building and getting a side together that can challenge the top six in League One.
“They have a beautiful stadium, and they have ambitious owners and I think the next season or two will be quite exciting for them.”