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Antony: Defence working well

23 November 2012

Defender Antony Kay is eager to make it ten clean sheets on the season when the Dons take on Colchester United tomorrow afternoon.

Karl Robinson’s have conceded just 13 times so far this campaign with only Manchester City boasting a better defensive record across all four English Leagues.

Kay, a former Barnsley trainee, has played a crucial role in the recent run of good form after forming a solid partnership with converted defender Shaun Williams.

And speaking before the game, the 30-year-old centre-half praised his team-mates after a strong run of defensive performances.

He told MK Dons Player: “We’ve got a really strong defensive unit here but it’s been a team effort front to back and I think that’s showing on the pitch.”

“We’ve not had so many injuries recently which has allowed us to have a little bit more consistently and I think that’s worked well. We’re working together and that’s been proven by our results and our clean sheets.

“But I also think the people that are not getting into the side are helping too as they’re keeping us on our toes as we know we need to perform well every game to keep our places.”

Tuesday night was the first time that Dons’ back line had been broken in the League since the 23rd October but Kay is confident that the team will pick themselves up and keep the U’s strikers quiet on Saturday.

“I think Tuesday was just one of those games. We didn’t perform well and they upped their game while we lowered it. We’ve been playing well this season and hopefully Tuesday was just a one off. We need to let go of it and just concentrate on Colchester on Saturday.

“We were disappointed with the performance but we got a draw out of it and we’re now in third place. Colchester are going to be a tough test but it’s important we get the win.”

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