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Williams: It’s time for us to step up and reward the fans

Defender reflects on Saturday’s draw...

16 January 2018

It was a frustrating afternoon for Milton Keynes Dons last Saturday as they couldn’t find a way past the AFC Wimbledon defence and were held to a 0-0 draw at Stadium MK.

The men from MK1 almost took an early lead, Conor McGrandles timed his run into the box perfectly to meet Chuks Aneke’s cross, however, the Scottish midfielder was denied his first MK Dons goal by Joe McDonnell.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell later cleared off the line before Robbie Muirhead forced McDonnell into an acrobatic save at his near post. With chances few and far between in the second-half Andy Barcham found himself six-yards from goal with just minutes remaining - he could only shoot straight at Lee Nicholls.

Despite the stalemate, George Williams is keen to find positives in the performance.

“We know we weren’t at our best today [against AFC Wimbledon],” the defender said in his post-match interview.

He added: “We always try to take positives, and today we kept a clean sheet and we got a point.”

Dons will travel to Sixfields this weekend as they look to return to winning ways against the Northampton Town. Heading into this weekend’s clash, Williams is eager to repay the fans for their incredible support this season.

“If you put a run of results together you can fly up the league. It’s time for us to step up and reward the fans for the support they’ve given us because they’ve been brilliant.”

Robbie Neilson confirmed following the final whistle that MK Dons will now be without both Joe Walsh and Scott Golbourne for the remainder of the season, nonetheless, Williams has belief the defence can still provide a tough test for most teams.

“A clean sheet showed we do have the bodies that can step in. I can slot in at left-back and Callum Brittain can go at right-back – I thought we looked defensively solid as a team today.”

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George Williams and MK Dons will be looking to return to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to Sixfields Stadium to take on Northampton Town.

Tickets are priced at £22 adults, £18 seniors/under-21s and £10 under-18s while under-7s go FREE, if bought in advance of matchday.

Travel, meanwhile, is available at £14 adults and £13 over-65s/under-18s with a £1 discount for Season Ticket holders and members.

To book tickets and travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/centre:mk store or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 5pm on Friday.


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