Lee Nicholls is confident in the ability of this season’s MK Dons squad and hopes the team can start picking up the points to reflect that.
Nicholls has been ever-present between the sticks this league campaign, keeping five clean sheets and playing a starring role in what has been one of the EFL’s toughest defences.
And while the 26-year-old, who celebrates his birthday today, believes the team should have more victories to their name at this point, his belief in the Dons’ chances of success this season has not been diminished.
“It’s been a good start but I think it goes without saying that we’d rather have a couple more wins on the board,” Nicholls told this Saturday’s edition of REDDOT. "We need to keep going now, stick together and look to turn these draws into wins.
“Tis really got us playing for each other. He’s got us playing for the Club and playing for him, and the atmosphere around the place is totally different to last year. Everyone in the squad, even those that aren’t starting, are pulling in the same direction. I think there is a real togetherness in this group - everyone is on the same page.”
“The dressing room here is a lot better than anything I’ve been a part of. I truly believe, if we do the right things, that we have a good chance of going up. We know that we need to grind out results and I think everyone would take not playing well and winning every week. We just need to keep going.”
Supporters may have noticed a special pair of gloves that Lee Nicholls has been wearing to raise awareness for Autism - a development disorder which is close to the MK Dons number 1’s heart.
“My Girlfriend’s little brother has Autism and I personally don’t think enough people realise the help that is out for those with Autism.
“Wearing the gloves is just about raising awareness, getting it out there that help is available and helping more people understand Autism.”
Read more from Lee Nicholls in Saturday’s edition of REDDOT which will be available to buy from sellers around Stadium MK and the Club Superstore at a price of £3.