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Gilbey’s loving his football under Russ

10 February 2020

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Alex Gilbey is playing perhaps his best football in an MK Dons shirt and the midfielder says he’s ‘loving every minute’ under Russell Martin.

The 25-year-old seems to be getting better and better with each performance, with his energy and drive in midfield causing numerous problems for the opposition.

Gilbey has become an integral part of Martin’s side and noted how the Manager and his staff have reinstalled belief in the dressing room.

“I’m loving every minute – I love coming to work every day,” Gilbey told the local media following Saturday’s draw with Shrewsbury. “I love coming into games, long may that feeling continue.

“I feel like we're going into every game with this group of lads thinking 'we're going to win today' when turning back the clock, we were thinking 'hopefully we'll get a point today' so we've come a long way.

“That’s credit to what the gaffer and Luke [Williams] have done, it’s a credit to everyone in the dressing room has done - we believe in ourselves now.

“Everyone is buzzing for games again when before it was 'urgh another game' but now I'm buzzing for Tuesday - we’ve got to keep picking up points so we look up instead of down.”

Earning MK Dons a point in Shropshire was Rhys Healey, who was on hand to score his ninth Sky Bet League One goal of the season. Gilbey was full of praise for Healey and his performances this season, while the midfielder also took the time to applaud the impact Carlton Morris has had on the squad.

“Rhys is on fire at the minute and he's scoring every week. It's a hell of a finish if it fell to anyone else you'd be thinking I'm not sure, but as soon as I saw it was him I knew it was a goal.

“That's what you get with Rhys – even if he's having a bad game, you know he's got a chance in him and you know he's going to take it.

“Carlton [Morris] is ridiculous, I love playing with him. Since he came in, I’ve got a connection with him straight away. Those are the sorts of players you love playing with.

“Fair play to the gaffer for pulling it off, and hopefully he can stay a lot longer than he's expected to - he has a big personality, and that's just what the gaffer wanted.

“His football does all the talking, even if he has a bad game, which he hasn't so far, his hold-up play brings others into the game, he's not selfish. Hopefully, he'll keep doing it and he'll keep scoring goals.”


MK Dons are back in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday night when they take on Lincoln City at the LNER Stadium.

Tickets are priced at £24 adults, £19 concessions, £19 young adults and £10 juniors. Lincoln City also offer family ticket deals – an adult and a junior for £28.50 or a concession/young adult and a junior for £22.

Official Away Travel is available for this fixture, with coach spaces priced at £18 Season Ticket holders/members and £19 general sale. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 3.45pm.

To book tickets/travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets and travel will be available from the Club until midday on Tuesday.

Can't make the game? Supporters will be able to watch this match live on iFollow MK Dons for just £10 - click HERE to purchase an Audio Match Pass!

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