Alex Gilbey believes he is slowly starting to re-discover top form following his quicker-than-expected return to action this season.
Gilbey underwent surgery on a serious knee injury in February this year and there was a strong likelihood that the midfielder was to be sidelined until 2019.
However, through hard-work this off-season and the terrific support of the Club's Sports Science and Medicine departments, the 23-year-old has made a miraculous recovery - to the point where, so far this season, he has been involved in every league fixture.
“I’m sort of lost for words over it all,” he told this Saturday’s edition of Red Dot, which will be available to buy ahead of the clash with Northampton Town. “I was originally meant to be back in December time so to be in the squad right now is amazing!
“I think I’m slowly starting to find my form, as it took me a few weeks to get going. At first I was getting frustrated with myself as I wanted to come back at the level I expect myself to be at but it doesn’t work like that - I was out for six and a half months and you can’t just come back and expect to be at the top of your game.
"It’s taken me a few weeks but I’m slowly starting to find my form and hopefully I’ll be putting in better performances as the season goes on.”
This Saturday, Gilbey & Co will be looking to make it four straight Sky Bet League Two wins as well as maintain their perfect start to league action this month.
The Dons, who were winless in September, have a 100 percent league record in October and have yet to concede a goal - Gilbey believes that performance is down the positive atmosphere in the camp.
“The atmosphere at the moment is unbelievably positive - I’ve never been in a dressing room where everyone gets on so well and that’s down to the management staff and the players they’ve signed.
“We’ve had some tough times this season, conceding late goals, but we’ve shown that everyone is really in it for each other. If we can carry on picking up results we will be very successful, I’m sure of it.”
Read more from Gilbey about his recovery from injury, playing under Paul Tisdale and the support from the MK Dons in Saturday’s edition of Red Dot which will be available from sellers around Stadium MK and the Club Superstore at a price of £3.