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Luke: Put on a show

5 March 2013

Luke Chadwick is confident that he and his fellow Dons team-mates can put on a show this evening, as they continue their search for that elusive League victory.

Karl Robinson’s side have not recorded a win in the League since defeating Notts County on New Year’s Day, a run which has seen them slip into the bottom half of the table, 13 points adrift of a play-off spot.

The Dons, though, seemed to have turned a corner in recent weeks and are currently unbeaten in four – a run which started last month away at tonight’s opponents Doncaster Rovers.

That night in February, the men from MK1 ground out a goalless draw with the team that occupy top spot in League 1, but Chadwick is hopeful that the Dons can go one step further this evening by taking all three points away from stadiummk.

Speaking ahead of the match, the 32-year-old said: “We put a good performance against Doncaster last time. The pitch wasn’t the best up there so hopefully, with it being a little better here, we can pass the ball a bit more tonight and get the three points we desperately need.

“It’s going to be a really hard game, though. They’re obviously top of the table for a reason but we always seem to play better against the stronger teams and so I’m sure we’ll be able to put on a show and if we can settle the game down and play our own football then I’m confident we can cause them problems.”

A win tonight for the Dons could see them close the gap on sixth-placed Tranmere Rovers to ten points, with two games still in hand, and Chadwick insists it’s important that both the fans and the players refuse to give up on their aim of achieving promotion to the Championship this season.

“We’ve got to keep believing because there’s no point in coming in and working hard every day if you can’t believe you can reach your goal.

“I don’t think anybody in the team is going to give up until it’s mathematically impossible. We’ve still got plenty of games to go and we’ve all seen what the League has been like this year, anything can happen.

“For a team like us to go on such a bad run, it’s evidence that it can happen to anybody. Bournemouth, for example, came here last month and looked like world beaters but since then have lost their last four games.

“Anything can happen in this League and if you manage to put a good run together then you never know where you might end up.”

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