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Dean: Fortunes will change

14 September 2015

Dean Bowditch is confident that goals will return if the players remain positive.

The Dons were unable to find the back of the net against Middlesbrough on Saturday, despite going agonisingly close to opening the scoring with a Simon Church effort that hit the post.

However, Bowditch says the team aren’t concerned and he expects their luck in front of goal to change sooner rather than later.

“We’ve just got to keep believing in ourselves,” Bowditch told MK Dons PlayerHD. “I don’t know if it’s a lack of confidence because we are a confident bunch. We’ve just got to remain positive, keep creating chances and hopefully score one or two to win the game.”

He continued: “For 70 minutes on Saturday we were outstanding and we’ve got to take a lot of credit for that. The team shape was excellent and we restricted them to long-distance shots.

“We did have spells of keeping the ball and doing what we normally do. We created one or two good chances but unfortunately one of them hit the post.

“I couldn’t see them scoring and it was going to take a moment of brilliance for them to open us up, which is what happened.”

The Dons have a chance to respond on Tuesday when they travel to Turf Moor to take on a Burnley side, relegated from the Premier League last season, who have won their last three Sky Bet Championship matches.

“We’ve got a game on Tuesday where we can try and put it right. It will be tough but every game is going to be difficult - we knew that at the start of the season.

Tickets for Tuesday's clash with Burnley are now only available to buy upon arrival at Turf Moor, priced at £24 for adults, £15 for over-65s and under-22s and £7 for under-18s.

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