Robbie Muirhead joined MK Dons in January 2017, since then he’s been in and out the side but it’s safe to say, he’s currently enjoying his best spell in a Dons shirt.
The 21-year-old has featured in all but two games under Dan Micciche and in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Fleetwood Town, he netted his first goal of the season.
Muirhead is certainly enjoying his football under the new manager and is hoping to replicate the form he showed at the back end of last campaign.
“I’m loving my time under Dan and I’m really enjoying my football,” the Scot said in an exclusive interview with REDDOT ahead of Saturday’s match.
“When I wasn’t playing I looked towards my form during last season because I know I can do it in this division. I knew I could cut it in his league, I did start to doubt myself a little bit but that’s what happens in football. I took a lot of confidence from my performances last season and I’m hoping to start showing my ability in the run in.
“When I wasn’t in the team and I wasn’t getting on the bench I was really low and didn’t feel great. That period has taught me that you can never get too low when things aren’t going well and when they are it’s important not to get too high.”
Since the appointment of Micciche, the Dons have looked to adopt an attacking, expressive style of football, one that has seen them carve open chances. The men from MK1 have also switched to three at the back, a formation Muirhead believes has made the Dons defensively stronger.
“He’s changed the shape and opted for three at the back, I think we look a lot more solid defensively with that formation. We’re still conceding sloppy goals but I think it’s clear for everyone to see we’ve improved at the back. It’s up to myself and the other attacking players to start scoring more goals and putting games to bed to get us out of the position we are in.
“We all need to start converting chances and putting games to bed. The quality is there within the team and we can all score goals. There is no doubt in my mind that we will start winning and we will start scoring goals too.”
Read the full interview with Robbie in Saturday's edition of REDDOT, which will be available from sellers around Stadium MK and the Club Superstore at a price of £3.
REDDOT also includes notes from Andrew Cullen and Dan Micciche as well as all the regular features - Bootroom, Cowshed Corner, Social Dons and the Last Word.