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Lee demanding more from himself

MK Dons' number 1 wants to improve on an excellent October...

3 November 2018

Lee Nicholls conceded just twice in October - two goals which he arguably could do little about - but the MK Dons goalkeeper still believes he can do better.

Nicholls’ form between the sticks played a crucial role in MK Dons’ unbeaten run last month - a stretch which saw them win five games in a row before earning a hard-fought point at Mansfield Town.

The MK Dons number 1 was breached on just two occasions - the first goal a deflected effort from distance against Notts County and the second a stunning long-range drive away at Mansfield Town - but he wasn't satisfied.

“Personally, I would have liked to have done better,” he said in Thursday’s pre-match press conference ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Crawley Town.

“I have been pleased [with my form] and just two goals conceded in one month is something to build on but there is room for improvement - as there is for everyone because we want to keep more and more clean sheets.”

“Me and Mel have highlighted the goals and looked at where I could have done better with them. Mel really pushes me and has brought a new level out of me.

“I just have to work hard and in a couple of weeks I'll hopefully be saving those.”

The Dons travel to Crawley Town today in search of a sixth victory in seven games - a result which could send them top of the Sky Bet League Two table if leaders Lincoln City fall to defeat at home to Forest Green Rovers.

Nicholls, though, isn’t getting carried away and expects a difficult afternoon in West Sussex.

“[Crawley] got results against Exeter and Lincoln so it will be a tough place to go. Everyone in the squad knows it will be difficult and we have to prepare well and be ready for the game.

"We've won nothing yet. We have to take things one at a time and keep concentrating on the next game, grinding results out. If we keep winning we will see where we are at the end of the season and if we go up, we go up.”

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Tickets for today's clash with Crawley Town, available in either standing or seated areas, are priced from £16 adults, £12 seniors, £11 under-21s, £10 under-18s and £4 under-16s while under-11s can watch for just £1.

Tickets can be bought from either the Ticket Office (cash and card) or the Ticket Cabin (cash only) at the Checkatrade Stadium.

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