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Willo: Work still to do

Thursday's match-winner on his goal and the victory...

31 March 2018

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George Williams’ goal at Gillingham on Thursday saw MK Dons move out of the bottom four for the first time in over two months but the defender knows all that really matters is if they are there come the end of the season.

Williams struck with five minutes left to play at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium to secure the Dons a vital victory - one which has seen them move up to 19th in the Sky Bet League One table.

However, with seven games still left to play in the 2018/19 campaign, the 24-year-old insists the team will continue to stay level-headed.

“It’s a huge result for us,” Williams told the media after Thursday’s 2-1 win. “We came here and set up to get three points so we’re really happy we could send the fans home with the win.

“It is big for us [to move out of the bottom four] but all that matters is if we are out of it at the end of the season.”

He continued: “We’re in a good place and we’re really starting to look like a team - the Gaffer has brought that togetherness. We all know our jobs, we’re in good form and we just need to carry that on.

“We’re taking it one game at a time. It’s all about Blackburn now - we’ll rest up, work on a few things and go into the game looking for a positive result.

“We go into Monday on a good bit of form. Every game is difficult in its own right - we know they are at the top of the league but we’re relishing that challenge.”

Reflecting on his goal - and the celebration - Williams said: “It’s all a bit of blur, to be honest. Ed is so good at picking the right pass. He delayed and delayed and then just slipped the perfect ball in. I just had to get something on it and luckily I did.

“The two bits I remember are Ed’s pass and thinking the defender was going to clear it off the line. Luckily he didn’t and the goal meant the world to us.”

“It was a good turnout [for the celebration]. I remember Lewie [Dean Lewington] slamming me to the ground as I was running, and getting a few slaps off Ethan [Ebanks-Landell]. I will remember that celebration!”

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