Ben Gladwin is doing his best to remain positive despite the Coronavirus pandemic – even though the enforced break to EFL action has come at the worst possible time for the midfielder.
After spending two years on the sidelines due to injury, Gladwin was beginning to find his rhythm once again, following a January move to Stadium MK.
The attacking midfielder, though, knows there are more important things in life, and while frustrated at not being able to build on an impressive first month as a Dons player, he is trying to remain upbeat.
“I’m frustrated, I can’t lie, because I’ve spent two years out injured and I was just getting back into playing regular games,” he said in an exclusive interview with iFollow MK Dons from his home.
“The most important thing, though, is that everyone stays safe and we follow the advice. At the end of the day, the experts are giving us the right advice to guide us in the right direction and to get this over and done with as soon as possible.
“Personally, I’d suggest trying to get a bit creative at home and challenge yourself to learn something new with the time you’ve got. As a family, we like to try take the positives out of it if we can – that we’re getting to spend more time together, which is nice.
“I usually spend a night or two away from the family during the season, so it’s good to be back with them and spending some time together. My little boy is three so he takes a bit of entertaining to keep busy. It’s tough times for everyone but we’re all in it together.”
While it is currently unclear when football will be able to resume again, Gladwin knows it’s vital that he and his teammates remain professional and maintain their level of fitness, to ensure they are ready and raring to go when things return to normal.
“The medical and fitness department have been brilliant, to be fair. We’ve all got our own plans and we’re doing as much as we possibly can.
“We all have different work-outs for each day and home workouts we can do as well. It’s not easy but we are all making the best of a bad situation.”