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Spence keen to bounce back

29 November 2013

Defender Jordan Spence insists the team have drawn a line under Tuesday night and are keen to return to winning ways this weekend against Coventry City.

Spence, who has extended his loan from West Ham United for a further five weeks, was part of the side which were beaten 3-1 by Colchester United in mid-week; a result and performance which drew criticism from the manager for the lack of hunger and fight.

However, with arguably the biggest game of the season so far coming up tomorrow afternoon, Spence says the team can’t afford to dwell on previous results and must turn all their focus on the challenge of the Sky Blues.

Speaking to the media ahead of the game, the 23-year-old: “We spoke about (the Colchester match) afterwards and we spoke about it at length the following day. We sat down as a squad and watched through the video, and analysed it to see where we went wrong.

“We’ve had a look at it but we’ve drawn a line under it now. There is still a bitter taste in our mouths but that’s given us a real edge in training and hopefully we can continue that into Saturday.

“We’re going to try and keep those travelling fans as subdued as possible. We know Coventry are a massive Football Club and their side has been doing some good things this year despite their ten point deduction.

“We’ll be looking to do the right things on the field and I’m sure the MK Dons fans will get right behind us and make it a right good game.”

Spence’s loan extension, completed last week, means he will remain at stadiummk until the New Year and the talented defender is keen to make the most of his time with the Club.

“So far it’s been good. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it apart from losing the games. From a personal perspective, I’m come on loan not really knowing anyone but I’ve settled in.

“For me and Shauny at the moment it’s about building a partnership and we’ve managed to play every game together thus far. Hopefully the clean sheets, like we saw against Walsall, will replicate themselves as a result of working together

“However, as we know, it’s not just about the centre-backs it’s about the whole unit and hopefully if we can get a stable base it will help.”

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