Chuks Aneke scored in second goal in as many games in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town. The 24-year-old has now scored three goals in nine appearances this season and picked up the Man of the Match award for his performance against the Cod Army.
Despite his individual performance, Chuks was quick to praise the team performance in his post-match press conference, “This is a marker – we’re a good team and I’ve always said it. This is the level we should be playing at week in, week out. This is our challenge.
“We’re getting our confidence back. It’s the winning feeling and you can’t really replicate that. Our wins came in the cups – and they proved to be vital.”
He added, “This team has quality and ability – we’ve been too young at times but if we can right the wrongs, stop making mistakes and be resolute in our defending then performances like this allow me and the attackers to do our job.”
“We should be looking up, not down. We enjoyed it today, but next Saturday it’s behind us and we go again.”
The win saw Uwe Rosler’s Fleetwood side fall to their first defeat in five games, a victory Aneke knows was pivotal for the Dons, “It was a vital win today, Fleetwood are a good team – they’ll be there of thereabouts. We’ve had four or five results not go our way, so it was just good to get one go for us this time.
“In the league, we've had some indifferent results so it was very important to come home and put down a marker. Defensively, we were solid, and I got the goal which I'm delighted with. I've been working on finishing a lot in training and it has come off today and we've got three points.”
Aneke himself is recovering an injury that saw him miss the back end of last season and the early stages of this campaign, but the beloved forward feels he’s finding his feet once more, “I’ve played eight or nine games now and I think I’m coming into my own.
“It’s a credit to the medical staff because I was out for a long time and they put me through my paces in the gym every day, but now I’m affecting games so soon.”
The forwarded concluded with praise for both Peter Pawlett and Gboloy Ariyibi who caused problems for the Fleetwood defence all afternoon, “The two wingers were unbelievable today, especially with their massive defensive responsibilities and they rose to the challenge.
“I know Pete has been out for a long time, but I could tell he was quality. This is his first start for a long time – so it’s all positive.”
Chuks Aneke and MK Dons take on Charlton Athletic this Saturday in a Sky Bet League One fixture at The Valley.
Tickets for the clash are priced from £20 adults, £16 seniors/under-21s, £10 students/under-18s and £5 under-11s when bought in advance of matchday.
Season tickets, meanwhile, are able to travel to The Valley for just £12. Adult/Over-65 members can purchase travel for £16 with Under-18s priced at £15 – a £1 discount from general sale.
To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 5343. Tickets will remain on sale from the Club until 5pm on Friday.