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Powell: Frustrating season

28 May 2013

While the 2012/13 season was a disappointing one for the Dons, it was also frustrating, personally, for winger Daniel Powell.

22-year-old Powell, who put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Club back in March, made just 27 starts for Karl Robinson’s side as they missed out on a third successive play-off finish in League 1.

And therefore the Luton-born youngster is focusing on becoming a more dependable performer next season as he looks to help the Dons make the step up to the second tier of English football for the first time in their history.

“It’s been a frustrating season. To finish eighth and miss out on the play-offs when our aim at the beginning of the season was to go up, it’s a disappointment.

“You look at the stadium and the Club, it’s just growing and growing and just everything about it points to it being a Championship club rather than a League One club.

“I don’t think there was too much expectation. The only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself but regardless of pressure, with the squad we had we were good enough and should have gone up.

“Personally I would have wanted to play a few more games but I know that to do so I need to be more consistent in my performances next season. Hopefully it will come with age.

“I’ll be winding down this off season but I will make sure I don’t take my foot off the gas too much. I like to keep myself active by playing tennis, table tennis and a bit of football here and there.

“I like to spend time in the gym as well in order to keep fit – and of course to look a bit better on the beach.”

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