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Walsh targets immediate response

28 December 2016

Joe Walsh is confident MK Dons can bounce back from their Boxing Day defeat when they take on Swindon Town on Friday evening.

Walsh & Co face the Robins in their final fixture of 2016, where they’ll be looking to return to winning ways at Stadium MK following their 1-0 loss to Charlton Athletic.

“Especially after a loss, it’s good to have a game so soon so we can bounce back straight away,” Walsh told MK Dons PlayerHD.

“We’ve looked better at home since we got the first win and hopefully we can get another victory against Swindon.

“The work ethic since the new manager has come in has been different level. It started in training and now it’s coming off in the games so I’m sure on Friday we’re going to come out all guns blazing and going for the win.”

The Boxing Day loss to the Addicks was a frustrating one for the Dons, who dominated the clash and had chances to open the scoring before Ademola Lookman’s 38th-minute winning finish.

Walsh said: “It was disappointing. We started well, especially in the first half an hour, and we had a few chances where we should have probably scored. They then scored but I think they only had two shots all game.

“It was one of those games where we needed to score first. As soon as they scored they put everyone behind the ball which was frustrating for us.”

He added: “We’ve just got to forget about this game and move on. We’ve just got to crack on and do better on Friday.”

Monday’s match was a first game back for Walsh, who had missed the previous two outings with an ankle injury – the Welsh defender says he’s feeling good.

“I trained for the two days leading up to the game and I felt good. I feel alright, I just need to get my sharpness back now.”

Under-18s can watch Friday's festive clash with Swindon Town for just £1 while offers are also in place for Season Ticket Holders and Club Dons Members - to purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office/centre:mk kiosk or call 0333 200 5343.

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