Dean Lewington is optimistic that MK Dons’ fortunes will soon turn as long as they continue to work hard on implementing their new style of play.
The Dons, currently inside the Sky Bet League One relegation zone, have shown encouraging signs in their last two games and will be looking to put it altogether in the coming weeks as they look to climb the table.
Captain Lewington is confident that climb will begin shortly. He told the media after the defeat at the Banks’s Stadium: “We are where we are. We’re third from bottom so we’re in a relegation scrap and the job now is to get ourselves up that league – we need points and we need them quickly.
“We’ve been doing some good work on the training ground – training has been excellent over the last 10 days and the boys are happy with where we are going. The results just aren’t supporting that at the moment.
“It’s still early days. We’re two games in but we’ve only been able to do a week’s worth of work with the boys. If you look at the way we are playing, there is a style of play which people would recognise as an MK Dons team’s style of play. We’ve tried going long and we ended up where we are.
“There have been good bits to both games but we’ve lost both and that’s ultimately the area we need to start improving – the results.”
The Dons were unfortunate not to get collect that elusive victory in Saturday’s loss to Walsall having dominated clash only to lose to a deflected second-half strike from substitute Julien Ngoy.
“At the very least [we deserved a point],” Lewington said. “In the first 20 minutes, we got caught a couple of times with some sloppy passing but after that we dominated the game.
“For 25 minutes at the start of the second half we looked good and created good chances. Their goal then came out of the blue and from then on, it’s always going to be difficult when they’ve got people behind the ball.”
On personal level, Lewington played his first full league match since October at the weekend and the 33-year-old expressed his delight at being back involved.
“I’m happy to be back although it would be nice if it was in better circumstances and we were looking up the league rather than being where we are.
“I’m here to help in any way I can and try to be as positive an influence as I can be on those around me."