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Ben: We just need wins

10 December 2013

MK Dons midfielder Ben Reeves says given the recent run of form, the side just need wins regardless of how they come.

Karl Robinson's side ended a run of three straight defeats with a 1-0 victory over Dover Athletic last weekend in The FA Cup with Budweiser. The result, which came courtesy of a 51st minute strike from Reeves, earned the Dons a place in the Third Round of the competition and a tie with current holders Wigan Athletic.

Although the result will no doubt have pleased both the players and fans alike, there were still one or two question marks over the performance; Reeves, though, believes winning was the most important thing.

Speaking to MK Dons Player, he said: “The main thing was to just get into the next round. With the form we’re in, we just need wins, no matter how they come. If they have to come ugly, we’ll take that.

“It took (Dover) a bit of time in the first half but eventually they grew into the game and it meant we had to step it up. Credit to them, they did well defensively but we did have a few chances that we should have put away. I should have had a couple. 

“Sometimes, though, you need ugly football to win games. At least this game showed we can do that. The main thing now is we need to kick start a run in the League. We just need to push on from here.”

Saturday saw Reeves make his 14th appearance for the Club and also start his third consecutive game – his second longest run in the side since signing from Southampton in the summer.

After a stuttering start to life in Milton Keynes, the 22-year-old is beginning to impress in the absence of talisman Luke Chadwick and now, he is just hoping to continue playing well and over the Christmas period – starting with Wolves this weekend.

He added: “I feel I’ve done alright but no matter how well I’ve played I know I can always do better. If people think I’ve been playing well then that’s good but I know there’s a lot more to come

“It’s not about individuals at the moment, though, it’s about getting together as a team and getting some results together.

“(Saturday) be a great game to play in and it’s a game that can, if we win, spur us on for a great run. It’ll prove to us, as a team as well as everybody else, that we are a good side. It will give us the belief to push on in the League, like we know we need to.”

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