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Cargill used lockdown to improve mentally and physically

14 September 2020

Saturday’s goal was Baily Cargill’s first in an MK Dons shirt - with the defender noting it's one he wouldn't have scored last season.

Cargill provided an honest assessment of his 2019/20 campaign on Saturday, with the 25-year-old adding he used lockdown as a chance to return to his best.

“Last season was really disappointing for me,” Cargill told the media following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. “I wasn't in the best shape physically or mentally.”

“Over lockdown, I've really worked hard on myself, not just fitness but on the mental side too. I don't think I'd have scored that goal last season because I wouldn't have been fit enough.

“I went away, I lost a lot of weight and I feel as fit as ever - hopefully I can continue to do well.”

Cargill came close to opening his account for the season against Northampton Town and had a couple of chances at The Keepmoat Stadium prior to his equaliser.

The Defender says the style of football that Russell Martin wants to play will see him get into more goal-scoring positions.

“I had a header in stoppage time which I probably should have done better with. I think if I was under a bit more pressure I wouldn't have thought about it so much.

“With the way we're playing this season, I'll find myself in goal-scoring opportunities more often. I had three good chances today, and three good ones on Tuesday as well so hopefully I'll pop up with a few more goals.”

Cargill concluded, “The build-up was really good. These are things we work on though, those things don't just happen. It was a perfect goal for me, my first for Dons and I missed a sitter on Tuesday so I've made up for it!”


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