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What we learnt: Robbie's Shrewsbury Town presser

The boss discusses a number of topics ahead of Saturday’s clash with Shrewsbury Town...

8 December 2017

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Robbie Neilson praised the MK Dons fans and their continued support as his side look to bounce back against Shrewsbury Town this Saturday.

The MK Dons faithful stuck with the men from MK1 despite losing 1-0 at half-time to Maidstone United last Saturday. As they continued to get behind the MK Dons, their support continued to give Neilson’s side the lift as they overcame the non-league outfit 4-1 come full-time.

“We totally appreciate the support from the fans,” Neilson said in his pre-match press conference.

“They’ve been fantastic both home away, yes we are in a stick patch right now but they are constantly behind us. We need everybody to come together, support each other and support the team.

“The most important thing is the lads who play this weekend get the backing from everyone involved. We hope to start raising things are the weeks progress starting against Shrewsbury.”

Here’s what else Neilson had to say in his pre-match press conference...

Chelsea defeat a learning curve...

“It was a difficult night for us as they had a lot of their big hitters playing – they made it difficult for us but it’s a great learning curve for everyone involved. We played a few of our young lads so they can get some minutes playing against a top side. It shows them where they are and where we are and how we’ve got to go.”

Shrewsbury a tough test...

“Shrewsbury have been in unbelievable form this season and have real momentum behind them. They've got a squad full of hard-working players that work for each other and they’ve a real team spirit about them – they’ve certainly enjoyed a fantastic start to the season.

“I think they’ve done great after last season the turnaround has been incredible. They’ve had a massive turnover of players this summer and signed some players who are hungry to do well and I’m sure that’ll work out for them in the end – they had a fantastic opportunity to get into the play-offs.”

On sticking together...

“We just need to get ourselves going – we’ve had periods where we’ve done really well and we’ve also had some really difficult periods. We haven’t had the rub of the great at times and we’ve had a lot of injuries.

“We’ll stick together and keep working hard, we have a young group here so we need to make sure we fill them with confidence and back them as much as we can because they are a really good group that works hard.”

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