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Dan: We're sticking together

3 February 2014

MK Dons winger Daniel Powell insists the team is sticking together despite the recent run of bad form.

Karl Robinson’s side have lost their last three League games without scoring a single goal and, as a result, the men from MK1 find themselves 10 points adrift of the play-off places, albeit with a game in hand.

The most recent of those losses, Saturday’s 1-0 beating by Tranmere Rovers, was arguably more frustrating than disappointing after the team all-but controlled the affair only to lose at the death courtesy of their former striker Ryan Lowe.

And although ‘heartbroken’ at the late goal, Powell assured MK Dons Player that the bond among the group is still strong and that everybody is keen to change the form as soon as possible.

The 22-year-old said: “I thought the team played well today. We had so many chances, they had very little of the ball and we were the ones pushing but we just caught out by a lack of concentration at the end. It’s heartbreaking.

“Everyone, every week, in training and in games, gives 100 percent and it just seems like, at the moment, the ball’s not dropping for us. I had a few chances where I feel I should have done better but it’s just not going for us.

“Hopefully we’ll turn it around. It’s important we just look to draw the positives out of (Saturday's game) and next week we can go again and get a win.

“We’re all sticking together because that’s all you can do in these times; you’re not going to get at each other’s back. All you can do is work hard at the training ground and stick together.”

Saturday’s game saw Robinson trust his young winger, Powell, with the lone striker’s role in the absence of the injured Chris Long and the former Dons academy graduate is keen to repay the manager with goals in the coming weeks.

He added: “It’s a tough role when you’re playing up there on your own but I enjoy it. Hopefully the goals will come if I keep trying hard.

“I started off as number 10 and I played there in the Academy. The manager’s given me a chance in the first-team now and hopefully I can start repaying him with some goals.”

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