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Hesketh happy to contribute to Dons’ push

On-loan midfielder hoping to play his part...

8 March 2019

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Jake Hesketh is enjoying playing a part in MK Dons’ push for success.

The midfielder joined on loan from Southampton on Deadline Day in January and has made a fine start to life at Stadium MK, recently winning the Royal Cabs Player of the Month Award for February - the same month he netted the MKFM Goal of the Month.

His form has helped the Dons move to within two points of the automatic promotion places in Sky Bet League Two with 11 games left to play, and Hesketh hopes to continue contributing between now and the end of term.

“I've come here and been involved in the promotion chase and that's something I want to do,” he said when meeting with the media on Thursday, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Macclesfield Town.

“It was really nice to get a goal early on. It settled me down and allowed me to play my football.

“I want to contribute with goals and assists, as well as defending from the front. Hopefully I can contribute more in the promotion chase.”

Hesketh spent the first half of the season on loan in Sky Bet League One with Burton Albion but returned to his parent club in December before making the switch to MK Dons a month later.

The 22-year-old was asked whether he has noticed a difference in standard between League One and League Two.

“I wouldn't say there's much difference in the standard,” he commented.

“There will be some big teams in League One, like Sunderland, which is a bit different but on the whole the standard is very similar.”

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