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Gleeson: We can still improve

23 December 2013

Midfielder Stephen Gleeson believes MK Dons can still continue to improve despite back-to-back Sky Bet League 1 wins against Wolves and Port Vale.

After a run of three straight League defeats, Karl Robinson’s men bounced back by winning 2-0 away at Molineux Stadium, before beating Port Vale 3-0 on home soil to rise to 11th in the League, seven points off the play-off spots, with a game in hand.

But for Gleeson, 25, who scored a brilliant long range effort at the weekend, the work doesn’t stop now as he thinks the side can still look to get even better.

Speaking to MK Dons Player, he said: “I thought we started really well and to be fair, it’s been building up. Last week before Wolves we had a few words and we got a lot of stuff out during the week and the night before Wolves we sat down at the hotel individually and as a group. 

“So, it’s been coming. With the Wolves game we knew we needed to back it up today, we couldn’t just win one draw one, we needed to go on a run. It’s a great feeling to put in the effort in training and then to see it come off on the pitch.

“I still think we could score more, I think Pat (Patrick Bamford) had a one-on-one and he had a few chances as well; it could have been five or six in the first-half. Although we’re doing well we know we can improve and if we work hard the results will come. 

“I think over the past ten days the penny’s starting to drop with us as group that it doesn’t happen unless we work hard and hopefully the fans can see we’re putting in the effort.”

Despite Christmas being just days away, the only thing on the midfielder’s mind was getting back out onto the pitch and continuing the team’s recent good form.

Gleeson added: “To be in December and have won back-to-back games for the first time, it is not good enough. We’ve got to build on this at Crawley and we need to go there and put in another performance - Christmas is going to be massive for us. 

“We’ll take Crawley first, we won’t worry about Brentford just yet. The lads can go off and enjoy Christmas but I, personally, can’t wait to get back out on the pitch and put in a performance against Crawley.”

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