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Luke: Pleased to be back

21 January 2014

Midfielder Luke Chadwick is pleased to have returned from injury after a ‘frustrating’ time on the sidelines.

The 33-year-old picked up a foot injury in November, but made his comeback in the 3-1 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic last week; scoring the opening goal with his first touch in over two months.

And Chadwick, who will be hoping to force his way into the starting XI tonight at Crewe Alexandra told MK Dons Player that he’s delighted to be back. He said: “It’s obviously great to be back, it’s a frustrating time being injured, but the foot’s feeling better now so it’s great to be back out training and being part of the squad again.

“It’s frustrating because you just want to be out there training and playing and it’s taken a long while to get to a stage where I can come back and do that. Hopefully it’s back to normal now and I can stay injury free for the rest of the season.

“It’s also been a tough time for the team having so many players injured with such a small squad, so it’s good to get all the players back now.”

While Chadwick was sidelined the players, in his absence, put together an impressive run of results which has brought Karl Robinson’s side to within six points of the play-off places, with a game in hand.

And the former Manchester United forward Chadwick believes the Dons are still in the promotion hunt as long as they keep picking up results – starting with tonight at Crewe Alexandra.

He added: “There are still loads of games left this season and plenty of time for us to make up whatever we need to get up and around the playoffs.

“Obviously we go out to every game and look to get the full three points and if you do that more times than you don’t then you’re going to be up there at the top of the League.

“I think the way the League is, there’s not much difference between the top and the bottom teams so every game is a battle and tonight will be a tough game.

“Crewe are a good team, they’ve got some good young players so it’s going to be a tough place to go, but if we play to our full potential we can get three points there.”

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