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George expects Dons to bounce back

8 December 2016

George B Williams is confident MK Dons can pick themselves up from Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy defeat and get back on the winning trail against AFC Wimbledon.

A much-changed Dons side were beaten 4-1 by Yeovil Town at Huish Park despite leading after 45 minutes. The result saw the men from MK1 exit the competition at the Round of 32 stage.

“We as players have got to do better,” the right-back told MK Dons PlayerHD.

“We started the game well and we looked the better side in the first half but in the second half we really let it slip –we let things get out of control and we lost the game.

“We’ll learn from it. The squad tonight was quite young so we look at it as a huge learning curve for us.

“We’ll pick ourselves up and go again. We’ve got a huge game on Saturday to try and turn it around.”

“It was a proud moment to wear the armband. I was happy to be named as captain but it’s disappointing to lose 4-1, especially when we were winning – there’s mixed feelings really.”

In the absence of Dean Lewington and Darren Potter – the Club captain and vice-captain – Williams was the man chosen to don the armband – a proud moment for the former Academy player despite the defeat.

“It’s been a really good week and we’re looking forward to the future.”

“When a new manager comes in he wants to install his way of playing and we’re learning that.

“It’s been good,” he said. “The intensity in training has been really high and I thought you could see that in the first half performance because we came out and looked really sharp.

Tuesday’s tie was a first Dons outing for new boss Robbie Neilson, who will make his home debut this weekend at Stadium MK – George B Williams has enjoyed working with the Scotsman. Tickets for Saturday's clash with AFC Wimbledon at Stadium MK are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s and £7 under-18s, while there are discounts available for members and groups.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office/centre:mk kiosk or call 0333 200 5343. Restrictions apply.

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