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Kay: Returning players a boost

17 January 2014

MK Dons defender Antony Kay believes the return of several key players from injury will help the side continue to pick up points away from home.

Karl Robinson’s side have won two and drawn one of their last four away matches, a run which has seen them close the gap on the play-off places in Sky Bet League 1 and come within a replay of the Fourth Round of The FA Cup with Budweiser.

And with difficult trips to Bristol City and Crewe Alexandra upcoming, centre-back Kay believes the return of players such as Dean Bowditch, Luke Chadwick and Daniel Powell could be the key to even more success away from stadiummk.

Speaking to MK Dons Player ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Bristol City, Kay said: “stadiummk is a gorgeous ground to play in and we always do well there, so it’s the away form we need to concentrate on. Even if we have to play a little differently away from home I believe we’ve got the players, now, to do that.

“There are some good players missing out on the squad now and that just shows you that everybody’s coming back and in particular, those players who have been regular starters for a while. We’ve got strength in depth and I think if you want to get out of this League, you’ve got to have that in your squad.”

Tuesday’s defeat to Wigan Athletic in The FA Cup with Budweiser means Sky Bet League 1 is the only focus for the men from MK1 from now until the end of the season and Kay believes that, also, could play a part in a late run for the top six.

He added: “The FA Cup is a special competition and you want to be in it but now we’re out of it our main concern is now the League; we’ve just got to concentrate on that. We’ve got a few games close together now and then we’ve got a weekend off, so we can really go for it these next few games.

“We know what we’re going to get from Bristol City on Saturday. They have got good players and I feel they’re in a false position which is what happen when you’ve just been relegated, it’s a bit of a domino effect. We’re not going to take them lightly.”

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