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Potter ready for Dons return

28 October 2015

Darren Potter is ready for a return to competitive action after making it through 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Peterborough United on Tuesday.

The midfielder has been sidelined for the last eight weeks due to a knee injury but made his return to the matchday squad last weekend at Queens Park Rangers before his successful run-out in midweek.

“It was good to get a bit of a run out,” Potter told MK Dons PlayerHD. “I felt alright and that was the main thing - hopefully I’m over it now.

“It’s been a long, slow process. I’ve been out far too long for my liking but such was the nature of the injury, I had to take my time. There have been long days spent in the gym and with Simon and Adam but I feel as though I’ve got there now so it’s time to push on.”

He continued: “I absolutely feel I’m ready to play. I’ve trained well enough over the course of the last week and I got 45 minutes under my belt (against Peterborough United) so the signs are looking positive.”

While it has been a difficult two months for the former Republic of Ireland international he did receive some good news, last week, in the form of a new contract which has secured his future at stadiummk until at least June 2017.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new deal. It’s something we’ve been talking about for a little while but it’s finally been done. I’m sure the Club are happy and equally I’m happy to sign as well.

“It’s been great five years and hopefully there are many more to come. There’s been a steady progression year by year to get to the Championship and now we’re here it’s time for us to roll our sleeves up, keep battling and get some points on the board.”

Potter and co will be looking to do just that when they host Hull City and Charlton Athletic in back-to-back home games over the next six days.

The 30-year-old added: “We’ve got two good home games now to hopefully stamp our authority on the league, pick up a few points and start climbing the table.

“It is key to stay positive but it isn’t easy. I feel the lads’ frustration having been in and around the dressing room when they’ve been on a run of losses

“It’s hard to pick the lads up but there’s always another game around the corner so it’s important to look forward and not dwell on the past too much.”

 Potter and the Dons will be looking to bounce back on Saturday when they host Hull City at stadiummk in a Family Fun Day clash - tickets are priced at just £12 adults and £1 for under-18s while under-12s can go FREE with a Young Dons membership.

 To purchase tickets clickhere, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/kiosk at thecentre:mk or call 0333 200 5343.
 


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