Alex Gilbey is honest in his reflection of the 2019/20 season so far – both from a personal point of view as well as a team’s perspective.
The stats suggest the midfielder is enjoying his best campaign as a Don, with 37 appearances to his name along with five goals and two assists as well as a Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award to his name for December.
Speaking in an interview with MK Citizen, Gilbey agrees that he has found good form this term, but not after a slow start to the campaign, individually and as a squad.
“Earlier in the season, I was a bit too busy and was trying to do everyone else's job for them,” he told MK Citizen.
“As a team, I feel like we wasted the first six months of the season because of our performances. We all need to take responsibility for that, because someone lost their job because of the way we performed.
“Since Russ took over, it has been like the flip of a coin - everything has changed and we're looking up instead of down.
“For me, since Russ and Luke came in, they've told me to stick to what I do best, do my job and it has all fallen into place.
“I feel I've wasted too many one-on-one chances. I was working with Ryan Harley on those in the weeks building up to the lockdown, so it has been frustrating in that sense.
“I'm just really looking forward to getting out there and playing again. That's what makes this lockdown so much more frustrating because we were playing well and were in good shape.”