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Dean: Let's continue good form

10 January 2014

Captain Dean Lewington is hoping MK Dons can continue their good form when they face Graham Turner’s Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Karl Robinson’s side travelled to New Meadow on the first day of the Sky Bet League 1 season and left with a point, but Lewington is hoping the Dons can take all three points at stadiummk.

The 29-year-old believes the back-to-back wins in December instilled confidence in the team and after last week’s 3-3 draw with Wigan Athletic, he wants the Dons to keep that form going.

He told MK Dons Player: “Obviously we picked up a bit of form towards the end of last year. We want to continue that and make a push for the playoffs so every game is vitally important now and we just don’t want to miss an opportunity. 

“Winning games breeds confidence and there was a point in November where it was things became very difficult but football turns around very quickly and a couple of wins does wonders for people.

“I think now are starting to reap the benefits and hopefully we can keep that going.” 

The January Transfer window is just ten days old but the Dons have already acted quickly, with boss Robinson bringing in Everton youngster Chris Long in on a one-month loan deal and also extended Samir Carruthers’ stay at stadiummk.

In terms of outgoings Jordan Spence, Patrick Bamford and Jason Banton all left the Club this week after their loan spells came to an end while Jon Otsemobor waved goodbye on Wednesday, leaving the Club he's been with for one-and-a-half seasons.

And Lewington was keen to reserve a special mention for the quartet. He added: "There’s been a big change around. I think Semi just needed to get out and play games and maybe because his family is in Liverpool and that commute  was tough for him. We all wish him well and hope he goes onto find another club and keep playing. 

“In terms of the loan boys, I'd just like to say thank you. They came in and they all contributed in different ways.

"Pat’s, of course, got all the headlines for his goals and because he’s a Chelsea boy but Jordan came in and did well, Jason played his part in different games during the season, so in their own way they’ve all contributed. We can be thankful to them and hope they can go onto bigger and better things."

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