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Lee: Gap can't afford to get any bigger

Goalkeeper keen to close the gap in relegation battle...

15 February 2018

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After suffering defeat against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night, MK Dons currently six points away from safety, a gap Lee Nicholls is eager to close sooner rather than later.

The goalkeeper told iFollow MK Dons following the final whistle at the Park “We know the gap to safety can’t afford to get any bigger than it currently is, but as a team, we need to stay positive and stick together.

“We need everyone behind us, we need to pull together and we will get out of this. The quicker the games come, the better. They come thick and fast in this division which gives us the chance to get out of it.”

Despite a fourth successive Sky Bet League One defeat, the 25-year-old believes fortunes will change for the Dons with performances improving with each game.

“We got into good areas against Oldham, but things just aren’t falling for us at the moment. I said it the other week, someone is going to get a 3-0 or a 4-0 defeat from us – I still believe that’s coming.

“We’re playing good football and getting into good positions, but we need to pick up points. We all know we are good enough to get out of this. This side has good spirit and we aren’t panicking yet.”

He added, “We just have to get back out on the training pitch and start putting things right.”

Manager Dan Micciche recently changed to a 3-5-2 formation and with the new manager only a month into his time at Stadium MK - Nicholls has seen vast improvements from the Dons.

“You can see we’re improving, when we get the ball down and play we look very good. We’re still adapting, and it will take time – things just haven’t fallen for us.”

Nicholls concluded, “Formation wise, I don’t mind who plays in front of me – I have faith in all of them.”

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