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Upson: A united performance

6 April 2017

Match Reports

Upson: A united performance

6 April 2017

“A real team performance” – that’s how midfielder Ed Upson described MK Dons’ display in their 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic.

The men from MK1 moved into the top half of Sky Bet League One courtesy of Tuesday night’s victory at The Valley and when speaking after the match, Upson was complimentary of the team’s performance.

“It was a really good result,” Upson told MK Dons PlayerHD. "We scored two goals and we dominated from start to finish.

“The lads felt comfortable out there all night. Our defence was strong - they didn’t really trouble us - and obviously the attack did the business as well.

"It was a real team performance.”

“When he gets the ball, he gives the team that bit of confidence that something might happen.”

“He is a top player and he’s one of them who you give the ball to as much as you can and watch him go,” Upson said of the 19-year-old.

The strike was Barnes’ fourth goal since joining the Dons on loan from Leicester City.

Upson played a pivotal role in the Dons’ second goal, carrying the ball from his own half deep into Charlton territory before picking out Harvey Barnes, who found the far corner of the net with a superb right-footed finish.

“It’s been a long season but if we can end it on a high that would be a positive going into next year.”

“Our aim is to kick on, keep winning games and see where we can get to.

The 27-year-old midfielder hopes the men from MK1 can end the campaign on a positive note.

After moving into 12th-place, the aim for the Dons between now and the end of April will be to chase down the sides ahead of them, with a top-10 finish still a possibility for Upson & Co.

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