Former Burnley man Graham Alexander has been sacked by League Two MK Dons after a tough start to the campaign.

Alexander took charge at Stadium MK over the summer as the club aimed to bounce back from relegation from the third tier.

However, they currently sit 16th in the table and have failed to win any of their last eight league matches.

A club statement read: “Milton Keynes Dons Football Club has parted company with head coach Graham Alexander. Assistant head coach Chris Lucketti will also depart Stadium MK.

“The club would like to thank Graham and Chris for their dedication and tireless efforts during their time at Stadium MK. They depart with the best wishes of everyone at MK Dons.”

Alexander made more than 150 appearances during a four-year spell at Turf Moor and was part of the squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2009.

He also had spells with Preston and Luton among others, playing more than 1000 competitive games, before hanging up his boots to pursue a career in management.

The 52-year-old had stints in the dugout at Fleetwood, Scunthorpe, Salford and Motherwell before heading to Stadium MK.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Barrow proved to be his final game in charge of the League Two outfit, conceding twice in stoppage time after Max Dean had scored a brace.

Speaking after the game, Alexander said: “It should be three points in the bag without a shadow of a doubt.

“But we have unbelievable ways of shooting ourselves in the foot. We’re making basic errors of judgement and bringing it on ourselves.

“The game should be done. We’ve have opportunities to see the game out and we’re not making good decisions.

“Then at 2-1, it’s a blind panic. I’m not going to lie, after the first one I could see it coming.

“It’s not a bunch of kids who have never played football before, it’s lads who have played 300 or 400 games.”