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Carruthers craving more minutes

5 September 2014

Samir Carruthers says playing the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s friendly with Leicester City has left him wanting more.

A knee injury has meant that was the first time the midfielder has done so since the 2-1 win over Oldham Athletic in February, when his superb solo effort set the Dons on their way to victory.

“It was good to play 90 minutes for the first time in six or seven months,” he told MK Dons Player.

“I’m glad I got through it because it shows I can play 90 minutes now. It was hard work, though, especially against a very talented side.

“For the first hour I felt really good but then I started to fatigue. I think a lot of players were fatiguing because Leicester were keeping the ball so well.”

He continued: “I got half an hour on Saturday against Crawley and an hour against Manchester United. It’s been great to be back having been out of match action for so long. You realise how much you love football when you’re away for a while and I’ve learned a lot of life lessons after an injury like that too.

“Being back out there in front of the MK fans, I don’t think I’ve stopped smiling since I started playing again. It’s been amazing.”

The men from MK1 aren’t in action this weekend due to international call-ups but that doesn’t mean a let-up for Carruthers, who is determined to reach full fitness as soon as possible.

He said: “I’ve got a little programme from Damo (Damien Doyle) which I’ll be sticking with because I can’t afford to take my foot off the gas too much having been out for so long.”  

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