Paul Ince has warned League One pace-setters Leeds and Charlton to watch their backs after his MK Dons side moved to within two points of the automatic promotion places.
Jermaine Easter grabbed his ninth goal of the season just after the half-hour mark to see off Walsall, in a game where the Dons lost defenders Dean Lewington and David McCracken to injury.
"We didn't play like the MK I know but when you look at the circumstances of the game, losing our centre-half and then our captain, it was a good win," said Ince.
"When I look at the top two they seem to be able to pick their first 11 every week - I haven't had that luxury so far. When we get our injured players back and I've got 24 players to choose from we'll be able to see what we can really do.
"I'm pleased with the start we've made but I'm not getting carried away."
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