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Powell: Team confident ahead of Chesterfield

3 March 2015

Daniel Powell insists the side remain confident heading into tonight’s clash with Chesterfield despite their frustrating result on the weekend.

The Dons, whose defeat at Coventry City was their first in three games, are still second in Sky Bet League 1 and they’ll be looking to solidify that position this evening when the Spireites come to stadiummk – kick-off is at 7.45pm.

“There are positives to take from the (Coventry City) game,” the winger told MK Dons Player after Saturday’s game. “I thought we played well, except for that five minutes in the first half, and that’s something for us to take into the Chesterfield game.

“The lads are still confident because we’re playing well and creating chances - we just need to get three points next time out.”

Powell grabbed his seventh goal of the season in Saturday’s clash at the Ricoh Arena but the winger admits that when he scored, he fully expected he and his team-mates to go on and get a positive result.

“We got the early goal and, from there, we expected to get another one but somehow Coventry rode their luck and dodged a bullet. In that second half I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it - saying it was one-way-traffic would be an understatement.

“Out of the whole 90 they had a five-minute spell where they scored, in my eyes, two lucky goals and that spell has cost us at the end of the day. I thought we dominated the rest of the game but we just couldn’t find that killer pass to score that second goal.”

Academy product Powell was keen to reserve a mention to the 1,689 Dons supporters that travelled to the West Midlands to back the team on Saturday – the Club’s largest away following this season.

“It was like we were at home – I think we even had more fans than them! They were awesome all game and all the lads noticed and appreciated it.”           

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