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Pawlett looking forward to return

Midfielder eager to get back to action against Rotherham…

13 March 2018

Peter Pawlett last turned out for the Dons on the 10th February in their 2-1 defeat against Portsmouth.

The former Aberdeen man played 58-minutes during the loss before being substituted for Conor McGrandles. It would transpire that Pawlett suffered a thigh strain and would miss the following five fixtures.

After weeks of hard work with the medical department, Pawlett returned to training last week, and is now looking forward to his return to action should he be involved against Rotherham.

“It was disappointing - but I’m delighted to be back,” Pawlett said in his pre-match press conference.

“It has been a frustrating couple of weeks. I had a thigh strain that I thought was a dead leg – I went for a scan and it showed up that it would be four weeks.

“When I was younger, I struggled with hamstring injuries a lot, but this has been so frustrating. Especially coming to a new club, I wanted to hit the ground running.”

Pawlett added, “It has been really frustrating for me. I keep saying “hopefully this is the time,” but I’m not going to jinx it this time – I’m looking forward to the next game.”

Pawlett was part of the side that travelled to Bradford City last Saturday and spoke about the disappointment he felt after the game was postponed.

“We never even knew the game was in doubt until the manager told us it was off. It was a total surprise and it was disappointing to get all the way for it to be called.”

The Dons currently sit 23rd in the Sky Bet League One table, seven points from safety. Pawlett knows there is still a lot of football left to be played, however, states it won’t be easy for the men from MK1.

“It will be tough, we’ve got three homes games now and we see it as an opportunity to win three games. We’ve been poor this season, we know that, but we have a chance to turn it around.

“There are 33 points on offer and we have to take this opportunity to get us out of this position. Looking at the table, a couple of wins puts us right up there. I’ve stopped looking at the table because it can put you down.”

He concluded, “We know how important it is to win – we’re determined to get three points. We almost have to pretend we have to win to stay out of the relegation zone. We have to fly into tackles, chase our runners and finish our chances.

“We know we're capable of winning this game, we just have to show it on the pitch.”

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MK Dons return to action tonight against Rotherham United. Tickets are priced from £15 adults, £10 over-65s and £5 under-18s, while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons membership. Supporters can upgrade to East Centre for a £5 premium while a seat in clubRed is £10 more.

What’s more, groups of 20 or more that book tickets in one transaction qualify for a discounted Group Ticket rate of £10 adults and £3 under-18s.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.


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