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Dean: Professionalism despite uncertainty

16 November 2016

Dean Lewington insists he and his MK Dons teammates are remaining focused, despite the uncertainty surrounding the vacant manager’s position.

The men from MK1 have been without a manager for over three weeks following Karl Robinson’s departure back in October and although a challenging situation, Lewington is keen to reassure supporters that the players are remaining professional in their work ethic.
“We hear rumours like everyone else and everyone is waiting to see what happens but we're here to work, so we come in and train like we always do – it’s business as usual.

“You hear a name and it prompts a bit of discussion – whether anyone has worked with them, know them or know what they're like. Without a manager, of course, you're always looking to see it will be but we’re not on tenterhooks, it's just passing conversation.”

This isn’t an entirely new situation for Lewington either, as the left-back was involved when Jimmy Gilligan took temporary charge in-between the managerial switch from Stuart Murdoch and Danny Wilson back in 2004.

“It's a slightly strange situation because we're in a flux but Richie (Barker) is keeping the team ticking over.

“His training methods are very similar to Karl's because they believe in doing things the same way. In that sense, not much has changed and training is still really good.”

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