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Shaun: Onwards and upwards

2 December 2013

MK Dons defender Shaun Williams insists the side can only afford to look 'onwards and upwards' after their run of three straight League defeats.

Karl Robinson’s side slumped to the third of those losses at home to Coventry City this past weekend, despite holding the lead at half-time courtesy of Williams’ penalty.

The Irishman’s 45th minute strike got the Dons off to the perfect start before three second half goals – one coming via a deflection and the other two from free-kicks – saw the men from MK1 slip to 12th in the Sky Bet League 1 table.

Williams, though, believes the team has it within themselves to bounce back from their recent run of defeats. Speaking to the media after the game, the 27-year-old said: “Confidence is low at the minute, because of the results we’ve been having, but we’re just looking onwards and upwards.

“It seems to be the same old, same old at the minute. We were playing quite well in the first half but then we fell apart in the second half. It just seems like whenever the other team gets a chance, they score; it’s how it’s going at the minute.

“We’ve just got to roll our sleeves up. If it’s not working for you, then there’s only one thing you can do and that’s work hard and I think that’s what everybody has got to do now.

“We had a big meeting (last) Wednesday after the Tuesday night game and we eradicated a lot of the problems. Everybody had their say, it was an open forum and what needed to be said was said.

“We’ve lost three on the trot but we’re not looking behind us anymore. It’s in us to bounce back and we know what we can do - we can batter teams off the park and score goals. Hopefully we can just stop conceding them.”

Williams’ penalty, his seventh of the season, saw him tie Peter Leven for the most penalties scored by a Dons player and the reigning Player of the Year was pleased to reach the landmark in only his third season with the Club.

“It’s nice to reach a landmark. I’ve only been here for two seasons - I’m just into my third - so hopefully I can stretch it out over Levs (Peter Leven).”

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