Much as I liked Holden’s first dozen games as manager (inc caretaker), two things we weren’t was high pressing or intense pressing. We weren’t “on the front foot” as Holden said he wanted us. But we did have purpose and method in the way we played.
Against MK I saw a true high press, not at all times, but triggered appropriately. The widemen (Janneh and Pearson) came inside to squeeze and Conway dropped in to block the passing lanes into midfield. Nagy and Williams well positioned to either pinch stray passes or screen their CBs. Vyner and Pring able to play higher up when the press commenced. We forced error after error out of MKD.
I only watched bits of the second half, but I didn’t see the same with Martin up top….and Palmer off him. If we play Wells and Martin, I’d prefer Martin to be the one who drops in on the DM. In fairness he did that last season early on. O’Dowda and Weimann ought to be than capable of doing what Janneh and Pearson did.