Midfielder Ben Reeves is hopeful MK Dons can return to form this afternoon when they take on play-off contenders Walsall at Banks’s Stadium.
Karl Robinson’s men head into today’s clash with the Saddlers ten points adrift of the play-off places and with their opponents occupying that final top six place, it’s imperative the side come away with nothing less than a point.
And Reeves, who scored the Dons’ last goal away at Bristol City three weeks ago, is confident the men from MK1 can find that elusive victory and reignite their push for a play-off berth with little under three months left of the season.
The 22-year-old told MK Dons Player: “We’ve got the chance now to play a team who are not too far away from us. If we win we are right back in it and that’s the only way I think we can look at it at the moment.
“It gives us a chance to test ourselves again and hopefully we can prove how good we are. We played well (last Saturday) and I think that’s a good sign after our recent performances.
“Of course, results are the most important thing but knowing that we played well can hopefully give us that extra boost that we need.”
“Walsall are a good side and it’s going to be tough to go there and get the three points, but it’s something we need to aim to do.”
Given the side’s recent run of form, some supporters could be forgiven for feeling a little restless but Reeves has echoed manager Karl Robinson’s recent comments about the loyal support shown from the ‘MK Army’.
“I think the fans have been brilliant. The amount of fans that travel up to Crewe and Carlisle with us is unbelievable. Even after the game on Saturday as well, almost everyone stayed and applauded the players afterwards.
“For them to show their support when they know we’re on a little down slope at the moment is great."