Dean Lewington says it’s a time for MK Dons to stand up and be counted, as they look to reverse their current form.
The Dons were beaten 2-0 by Rochdale in midweek – a defeat which stretched their winless run to seven games and has them sitting 19th in the Sky Bet League One table.
In his post-match press conference after the loss in Greater Manchester, Lewington reflected on the recent form and offered his view on what needs to happen for the results to turn around.
“It’s time to push our chest out, keep our heads up and keep marching on,” the captain said to the local media. “There’s no time for feeling sorry for ourselves.
“It’s been a horrific run. We’ve got to assess things and be brutally honest about where we are at and what is going wrong. We need to improve because the current form is nowhere near good enough.
“It’s not a case of reading the riot act. I don’t think that’s needed because it’s not a lack of effort. I’ve been in teams where there is a lack of effort and this isn’t that. We’re just lacking that quality and belief.
“We’re not robots, we’re humans and we have emotions. Confidence can affect decisions and the bravery of the decisions. We’re lacking a bit of rhythm and when confidence is low, you can be a little bit fragile and that makes things difficult.
“It’s not just up to one person to come out and give a rallying cry. We need everyone to be on board, buying into what we want to do. It’s a time to be one and face this together.”