Ryan Lowe believes things are starting to click for him after a difficult start at MK Dons.
Lowe, who signed from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer, made it two goals in three games with his opener at Brentford which saw him move alongside Shaun Williams and Stephen Gleeson into third place in the Club’s goal-scoring charts.
The veteran striker admits to being disappointed with his tally of four at this stage in the season, but he feels his settling in period is now over at stadiummk and is hopeful that 2013 will reap even more rewards for him in Dons colours.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game against Hartlepool United, the 34-year-old said: “It’s been a tough start for me here but I’ve been working hard and doing extra bits with Wrighty and the Gaffer and hopefully it’s starting to pay off now.
“I’ve had to alter my game a little bit and change the way I play. I’m used to being one of two strikers where I’m able to get on the end of flick-ons and second balls so it’s been tough for me not being able to do that.
“I’m on four goals at the moment, whereas in previous years I would have been on ten or twelve by now so I’m disappointed with myself in that aspect. But we’re sitting in a nice position in the League and I’m starting to score goals a bit more frequently now so hopefully 2013 is a better year.
“At the end of the day I was brought in to score goals and help this Club win promotion and that’s still my aim.”
Lowe, though, hasn’t been short of support this season, with both Mick Harford and Ian Wright on hand to offer support to the front-men on the training ground. And the 5ft 10in forward is very appreciative of the help he has been given by the two former England internationals.
“They’re here to help us and they’re definitely helping me. Sometimes Mick wants you to play like him which is hard because he’s over six foot and a big lump. Wrighty’s more my style but it’s good to have a mixture of both as, although I’m not the biggest, sometimes you’ve got to fight for these balls and Mick’s great for that.
“Mick will talk to me and tell me what I have done right and wrong while Wrighty will sit us down and show us the clips of him in his playing days and he’ll help us with our finishing and all that.”
The Dons head into the clash this weekend off the back that 3-2 defeat to the Bees, their first defeat in ten, but Lowe added that the team were not too despondent with the result but are eager to get back to winning ways.
“The Gaffer stressed to us that we need to move on from that result against Brentford quickly because you’re not going to win every game. Teams which get promoted don’t win every game, they draw and they lose as well that’s just the way football is.
“We can’t just go out there and expect to turn teams over. We don’t let a defeat hang over us, we put it too bed and move onto the next one and hopefully we’ll get a good result against Hartlepool on Saturday.”