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Ste will be honest in self-reflection despite goal

23 November 2020

Stephen Walker netted his second goal of the season in Saturday’s defeat to Hull City, however, the striker says he feels he should’ve had more than one goal.

The Middlesbrough loanee equalised as the striker was in the right place to convert Ben Gladwin’s deflected cross past Ingram.

At just 20-years of age, Walker spoke with a maturity beyond his years, with the youngster insisting he should’ve had his name on the score-sheet more than once.

“I should have taken my chances better,” Walker told iFollow MK Dons following the full-time whistle. “We are all dying to get back out there because we all want to show a reaction. Everyone is beating themselves up because we’re better than what we just showed.

“You have to look at yourself, you can’t beat yourself up because you’ll overthink, but you have to take a look at yourself and be honest.

“I always reflect on my performances – good or bad. I’m my harshest critic and will beat myself up straight after the game. As soon as the day is done – I’m ready for the next game and focussed.

“You can overthink too much – we are all now dying to get back out there.”

Walker has featured seven times for Russell Martin’s side this season – with only two of his appearances coming off the bench. The Boro youngster spoke highly of Martin and MK Dons for the way they are helping him develop his game and how they’ve welcomed him into the group.

“It's great - the lads are quality. The staff really look after me, everyone here is making an effort with me and that means a lot. I love playing here and I want to contribute as much as possible. 

“We've got a great squad, everyone in and around it. We have full confidence in whoever is playing or not playing - that's what you need.

“Sometimes, when you're not playing well, you need your mate to pick you up and drag you out of it, and I feel like we're perfect at doing that.”

 


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