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Kyle pleased with win on return

18 February 2015

Kyle McFadzean made his comeback from suspension on Tuesday and helped the Dons return to winning ways at Colchester United.

The centre-back missed the defeats to Bradford City and Gillingham last week but was brought straight back into the starting XI and he played his part as the men from MK1 picked up a valuable three points to move up to second in Sky Bet League 1.

“We needed to get back to winning ways and we knew going into the game that a win would take us back into the top two,” McFadzean told Dons Player. “That’s where we want to be and hopefully we can stay there now for the rest of the season.

“It was a better performance in the first half and then in the second half we had to dig in. I’d take 1-0 wins every week, especially away from home. We’ve picked up a few of those on the road this season.

“Personally, it was nice to be back playing and to get a clean sheet was great – it’s not just me, though, everybody played a part in that from the front to back.”

Tuesday’s clean sheet was the 18th the Dons have kept this season and McFadzean was keen to pay credit to goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin, who responded from Saturday’s loss at Gillingham with an assured performance between the sticks.

“Obviously when you’ve not been playing week-in, week-out it’s hard to go straight into a game. He got a bit of criticism on Saturday but he held his hands up and I thought (on Tuesday) he did really well. Hopefully that will give him more confidence.”

Saturday sees the Dons go head-to-head with local rivals Peterborough United as they look to keep hold of their place in the automatic promotion spots and McFadzean hopes the side will do just that.

“It’s going to be a big game against Peterborough on Saturday and hopefully we can win it. They beat us 3-2 away from home earlier in the season and its massive for the fans and for us as players too.

“We’ve been fortunate with results elsewhere recently but now we’re back in second we want to say there for the rest of the season.  We’ve been here once before but didn’t stay there very long so hopefully we can do for longer this time.”

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