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Jon: Good to be back

17 January 2013

It was hard to tell that Jon Otsemobor hadn’t played a game in over a month as he helped the Dons book a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

on Tuesday night as Karl Robinson’s side saw off Sheffield Wednesday to set-up a tie with Queens Park Rangers next weekend.mkstadiumThe Liverpudlian full-back had been out of action for over a month after suffering a groin injury away at Brentford back in early December, but made his return at

And Otsemobor, who made 37 appearance for the Owls, was delighted to be back playing and equally as pleased with the team’s performance and result.

Speaking to the MK Dons Player, the 29-year-old said: “It’s good to be back. I’ve had my ups and downs with injuries and I’ve been training for about a week now so it was good to get some game time, which I needed, and of course get a good result.

“I was on the bench the weekend before when we played Bury and I felt fit enough to play then, if I was needed, but the way it panned out I wasn’t. I was happy to start against Wednesday as I felt good in training and thankfully I felt fine throughout the game.

“It was nice to get into the fourth round but I also enjoyed it as it was against my old side and you always want to get one over on your former teams. We played them off the park and deservedly progressed into the next round, for the first time in the Club’s history. QPR will be an exciting tie and I’m looking forward to it.

“We’ll definitely be confident going into the game. I’ve said before that we’re not afraid of anyone and with the confidence that we’ve got in our squad, we believe we can beat anybody on our day. I’ve played for teams where most of the time you’re playing in the Cup against lower league opposition and they will always try and raise their game and we’ll be no different. We’ll go there, do what we do best and hopefully come away with a result.”

Otsemobor will now turn his attention to this Saturday’s League 1 clash with Crewe Alexandra – another one of his former clubs. The 5ft 10in defender enjoyed two successful spells with the Alex and is excited at the prospect of returning to the Alexandra Stadium for what he expects to be a difficult 90 minutes. 

“I went to Crewe on loan from Liverpool and ended up signing for them for 18 months. Dario Gradi and the staff there at the time were great to me and I enjoyed my time with them thoroughly. They play good football, just like we do, so it’s got the makings of a good game. 

“They are definitely going to be tough opposition. I felt when we played against them at our place in earlier in the season, they gave a great account of themselves considering they weren’t doing too well at the time, especially not as well as they’re doing now. We know it’s going to be a tough game, like any away game in this League but believe their style of play will suit us and we’ll be able to come away with the right result.”

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