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Lewington on 700th apperance and Southend clash

Skipper previews Saturday’s clash at Roots Hall...

20 April 2018

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If Dean Lewington features against Southend United this weekend it will mark his 700th career appearance, but the Captain said the milestone has to take a back seat as he looks to help MK Dons avoid relegation.

Heading into Saturday's clash in Essex, Dan Micciche's side sit five points from safety with four games left to play.

"It would have been nicer if we were midtable or going for something and we could enjoy it, but there are slightly more important matters on the pitch so it takes a back seat," Lewington told the media in his pre-match press conference.

"It's something I can look back on when I finish football with a bit of satisfaction, but in the present, it's just another game. It's a nice little milestone but in the grand scheme of things, there are more important matters."

Lewington also looked ahead to Saturday's vital Sky Bet League One clash with Southend United and believes the squad are in a good place as they embark on their latest away journey.

"After Doncaster, everyone was in a bad place, and they should be. You can't come off and think optimistically, certainly not in the few hours after the game or even into Sunday. A lot of the boys were on the floor, but it's the reality of where we are.

"We came in Monday, did our stuff and got slowly back into the mind of what we need to do. The optimism starts to come back, and luckily the sun is shining, which I know sounds silly, but it helps - it gives a good feeling and we're back in a good mood and feeling positive.

"The minimum is three wins and a draw. There are high total this year so you'd imagine we need 10 points. It's up to us to go and get them.

"If we win on Saturday, teams around us will start looking at us again, and we have to apply as much pressure on other teams to show we're still fighting. We have to go to Southend on Saturday, get three points and take it to other teams."


Tickets for Saturday's clash with Southend United can now only be bought at Roots Hall ahead of kick-off.

Tickets are priced at £25 adults, £18 seniors, £17 students/young persons, £12 juniors and £5 under-9s.

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