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Chicks: Spirit is high

8 February 2013

Adam Chicksen re-assured supporters that the ‘spirit in the camp is high’ despite the recent dip of form, ahead MK Dons’ trip to Oldham Athletic tomorrow afternoon (Saturday).

Karl Robinson’s side make the journey to Boundary Park this weekend having lost their last two League outings, a run which has seen them slip to 11th in League 1, five points off of a play-off spot.

Defeats to Yeovil Town and AFC Bournemouth put an end to the unbeaten start to 2013, but Chicksen is hopeful that the results will turn in the Dons favour in due course – a just reward for the hard work that is going on behind the scenes at stadiummk.

Speaking to MK Dons Player, the 21-year-old said: “The spirit in the camp is high. We’ll never get away from what we do and the morale has been high all season to be honest. The results, obviously, haven’t been going our way but if we drop our heads and stop working hard then we’ll only drop further down the League.

“As players we’re looking to turn the corner and therefore we’re working as hard as usual. The lads are confident that we can still achieve promotion. We’re training well and playing well, we’re just not getting the results. When that does turn, which it will, you’ll see us slowly move up the table.”

Oldham are the team that stand in the way of the Dons returning to winning ways and considering the Latics have won two out of the last three meetings between the sides in Greater Manchester, they will certainly not be pushovers, even with the difference in League standings.

However, Chicksen admits his fellow team-mates don’t fear anybody in this League and will arrive at OL1 will the belief of claiming all three points, especially after the side was bolstered by the return of injured trio Gary MacKenzie, Daniel Powell and Luke Chadwick.

“We don’t fear anybody in this League and so we’ll go to Oldham confident of getting a result.

“It’s also given us a boost as players seeing Luke Chadwick, Gary MacKenzie and Daniel Powell back in training and looking sharp, and it will only give us more confidence going into games.”

Despite being a defender by trade, Chicksen has dazzled in a more attacking role this season and the former Dons trainee added that he is hopeful of keeping his place on the left-hand side of a front three - a position that he’s relished playing in.

“It took me a game or two to get used to playing more attacking but now I’ve got into my stride I’ve really enjoyed it.

“Running at players and getting forward is something I like doing as well as defending. The defensive side of my game is there naturally and now the attacking side of it is coming on slowly so I’d like to carry on doing that.”

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