MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale praised Chuks Aneke whose goal put MK Dons back in the playoff picture in League Two after a 1-0 win at Newport.
Newport boss Michael Flynn is set to make several changes against MK Dons with Saturday's FA Cup glamour tie against Manchester City in mind.
MK Dons could be without Jordan Moore-Taylor when they host Swindon at Stadium MK on Saturday.
Exeter could feature deadline-day signing Donovan Wilson when they face MK Dons and former manager Paul Tisdale on Saturday.
MK Dons have signed midfielder Jake Hesketh on loan from Premier League Southampton for the rest of the season.
Paul Tisdale admitted that all he cared about were the precious commodity of three points after MK Dons held on to beat Oldham 2-1 at Stadium MK.
MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale admitted he fears time might be running out for his side to challenge for promotion after falling to another defeat at Grimsby.
Wes Thomas' first-half goal was enough to give 10-man Grimsby their first win of 2019 as they beat MK Dons.
MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale was left disappointed as he watched his side lose ground on the top three in Sky Bet League Two following a 1-0 home defeat by Crewe.
Delighted Bury boss Ryan Lowe saluted his team's character as they hauled themselves back from a 3-1 deficit to beat promotion rivals MK Dons 4-3.