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Ryan: Let's finish the year on a high

28 December 2012

Striker Ryan Lowe is keen to finish the calendar year on a high when the Dons take on Coventry City at stadiummk on Saturday afternoon.

Karl Robinson’s side slipped to their second home defeat of the season on Boxing Day when they were beaten 4-2 by a struggling Walsall at MK1, having taken the lead in the game courtesy of Lowe. 

The former Sheffield Wednesday man’s strike was his fourth in as many League games, as he took his tally for the season up to six.

However, Lowe was still left feeling disappointed by the team’s showing against the Saddlers but remains hopeful the Dons can finish 2012 by taking three points from in-form Coventry City.

Speaking to MK Dons Player, the 34-year-old said: “Wednesday was obviously disappointing because we’ve done ever so well recently and we wanted to finish this calendar year as high as we could.

“We all know, individually and as a team, that the performance on Wednesday was not good enough and if we’re to go on and achieve what we’re trying to achieve then we can’t put performances in like that.

“We had our meetings on Thursday and some people have been told some home truths. Now, though, I think the manager wants this to be forgotten about and so we can move on to Coventry. It wouldn’t be beneficial to dwell on this too much because it will only interfere in our preparation for Saturday.

“It’s good that we’ve got a game so soon after and what a game it will be as well. Coventry are flying high, they’ve got a great record of late and their pushing up the League. They’ve got some really talented players and it’s going to be a cracker.

“Fortunately for us they’ll be without their leading goalscorer, David McGoldrick who is a good friend of mine. He’s a great player in outstanding form but they’ve got other threats with (Gary) McSheffrey and (Steve) Jennings for example so they’ve got plenty of players that can turn the screw and win them games.

“But we’ve got good players in our team too and what we’ve got to do is get Walsall out of our system and know that we owe the fans, the team and the Club a big performance.

“We wanted to go out this calendar year on a high by taking six points from our two home games because it’s not very often you get that over Christmas, but the least we can do now is put in a team performance against Coventry and end the year on a good high and head into the New Year fresh and looking forward to building on that.”

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