It’s been a mixed week for Lee Nicholls - the goalkeeper suffered two defeats in quick succession against Rotherham United and Plymouth Argyle before the positive news emerged that the 25-year-old has extended his stay at Stadium MK until 2020.
While previewing today’s clash with Peterborough United, Nicholls admitted the Christmas period has been a difficult one for MK Dons, “It’s been a tricky period to be fair.”
He added, “The lads have worked really worked but a few things haven’t gone our way. The performances haven’t been that bad – we just need to pull together now. We all know we’ve enough ability in this side and the position we are in doesn’t show where we should be.
“I think the changing room is a little bit low on confidence to be honest, I don’t think we are panicking yet. We all know we should be higher than we are and only we can get ourselves out of it – it’s time to pull together and go from there.
“In this league, the games come thick and fast –, especially over Christmas. If we can get two or three wins together in a short period of time, everything changes, the mood around the place will change – that’s how close it is.
“We all know there is a lot of games still to be played and there are a lot of points up for grabs. I think it’s about pulling together, working hard and carrying on doing the right things in training, then making sure we play to the best of our abilities as a team.
Nicholls concluded with a review of 2017, as the former-Wigan man provides an honest assessment of the year.
“I don’t think it’s gone the way we’ve all hoped for, to be honest – but we all know we aren’t a million miles away from where we want to be.
“I think we can still put a good run together from now until the end of the season but it’s about working hard and getting everyone on our side.”