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Lee looks to build on big win

1 December 2014

Lee Hodson says the Dons will look to build on Saturday’s stunning performance when they take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The men from MK1, who cruised to a 6-0 success over Colchester United this past weekend, visit South Yorkshire on Tuesday evening for their re-arranged clash with the Blades, knowing a victory will see them move to within two points of top spot.

“It’s going to be a big game,” the defender told MK Dons Player. “It’s a hard place to go to but we’ll go there with our heads held high and full of confidence. We’ll play the same way that we always do.

“Hopefully we can carry the performance from Saturday into Tuesday night, score a few more goals, keep a clean sheet and get another three points – that’s the most important thing.

“The lads have confidence in each other – we’re going out there every week believing we’re going to win.”

Saturday’s victory over the U’s saw the Dons extend their unbeaten run to eight games, while also end their three-game home stretch on a positive note.

On the solid return of seven points from a possible nine, Hodson said: “A lot of people would have taken that.  With the draw on Tuesday, it was disappointing not to get a win because we had loads of the opportunities, but we made up for that (on Saturday) by scoring six.

“After Tuesday night, where we weren’t at our best but dug out a point, we needed a reaction and I think it showed today. Everyone played their part, not just the starting XI but the subs that came on made an impact as well.”

Not only did Hodson help the Dons keep their 10th clean sheet of the season, the former Watford man also got himself on the scoresheet for only the third time in his career – and in some style too.

“That’s my third career goal but I don’t think I’ve scored a better one than that. The best one before that was at Brentford away last season, that was a good strike, but this was the best one so far – hopefully they’ll be more.

“I just saw the opportunity to cut inside and so I thought I’d have a shot, knowing it could go anywhere. Luckily enough it was on target and it went in.”

Hodson’s super strike came as a result of cutting inside from the left-hand side, where the 23-year-old has been filling in for Dean Lewington, who is currently sideline with a hamstring injury.

Although a right-back, Hodson has had experience of playing on the opposite side of defence and he believes that will help him as he continues to fill his captain’s shoes.

“I don’t mind it (at left-back). I played a good couple of games there when I was at Watford a few years ago so it’s not foreign to me, I know the position.

“It’s just about getting used to opening up on my left-hand side instead of my right. I’m going to do a job and try my best until Lewie gets fit.”

The Dons are back in action at stadiummk this Saturday when they host Chesterfield in the second round of The FA Cup.Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £1 for under-18s, while season ticket holders are entitled to a £2 discount on adult and senior tickets.

Click here to purchase tickets or visit the Box Office at stadiummk or the kiosk at thecentre:mk, call 01908 622900 or email boxoffice@mkdons.com.

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