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Gilbey, frustrated, but eager to prove quality

Midfielder looking for reaction at PTS Academy Stadium...

28 December 2018

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Alex Gilbey says he, and the rest of the MK Dons dressing room, are frustrated by recent results - but are eager to return to winning ways and show their quality against Northampton Town.

Gilbey & Co. were defeated 3-1 by Cheltenham Town making it two losses in as many games after a 1-0 defeat to Colchester United prior to Christmas.

The midfielder stated that the performances haven’t replicated the quality of football the Dons faithful should expect from the squad – something they are looking to put right at the PTS Academy Stadium this weekend. 

The Dons have lost just four times this season, and it’s testament to the squad’s ability that Gilbey’s tone following the game was that of disappointment.

“There is a lot of frustration in the changing room today and so there should be as we’ve lost two on the bounce for the first time this season,” Gilbey told the media following the full-time whistle in Gloucestershire. 

“If we want to show people that we are a good team, we need to bounce back - we’re lucky we have the chance to do that in a few days.

“I think everyone is very disappointed today, especially after losing two in a row. These are the tests we are going to get and if we want to show we are a good team we need to bounce back at Northampton.

“It’s time to roll our sleeves up and show people what we are really made of.”

Such were the results elsewhere, the Dons remained second in the Sky Bet League Two table. The 23-year-old however, was eager to only focus on MK Dons.

“It’s all about us, I don’t mean to be rude, but I don’t really care about anyone else. It’s all about MK Dons and it’s in our hands.”

Gilbey also singled out the MK Dons fans, 446 of which made the journey to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium before they then sold out their allocation for the trip to Northampton. 

“The fans were brilliant today, we had a large backing despite it being so close to Christmas – it’s not easy. Hopefully, they can come to Northampton and continue to be as loud as they have been and help us get that all-important result.”

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