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Bowds: Looking to tame the Shrews

20 November 2012

Dean Bowditch is one of many looking forward to tonight’s game against Shrewsbury Town as MK Dons aim to make it five League wins in a row and climb even further up the table.

Since Bowditch’s return from injury the Dons have picked up maximum points, including hard-fought wins against Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield United, who currently lie in first and second place in League 1 respectively.

And the 26-year-old winger is delighted to be back fully-fit and in the team as Karl Robinson’s side begin their busy winter schedule, starting with a tough trip to Greenhous Meadow this evening.

Speaking before the game, Bowditch said: “It’s been great the last couple of weeks. In the last four games we’ve played really well and played some really good football. We’ve been working hard on and off the pitch and these last few results have pushed us right back up to the top end of the table.

“Beating Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield United has given everyone a boost. Our goal at the beginning of the year was to get promoted and so when you come up against teams like that you want to win and we did that. It was fantastic for us to beat both of them in the space of six days and get us to where we are in the table now.

“But tonight will be difficult. We approach every game the same - we all want to play well and win. It’s going to be a tough place to go to but we’ll be full of confidence and we’ll do our best to try and win the game. We’ve got to make sure we go there with the right mentality and if we do that when I’m sure we’ll get the result we’re looking for.”

Bowditch is one of a number of key players that have missed games recently due to injury and illness but as the Dons squad continues to get back to full strength, the Hertfordshire-born forward believes it  will only aid the Club’s search for promotion to the Championship.

“We haven’t got too many injuries at the moment. I know Gary’s out but he should be back sooner rather than later and so hopefully then we’ll have a fully-fit squad available. It’s great having most of the squad fit and healthy as it gives us a great opportunity of achieving our goal this year.”

“It’s great at the moment though, we’ve got a lot of players fit and back in the side so if we can keep this momentum going who knows what will happen. 

“Of course we want to score more goals and I want to personally but I’d take 1-0 wins every game until the end of the season. Our defence has been fantastic so far this season and as long as we keep it tight at the back I’m sure the goals will come eventually.”

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