Cameron Jerome feels the 2021-21 season is very much one of learning and transition for a young MK Dons side.
The Dons currently sit 16th in the Sky Bet League One table and enjoyed a successful spell just a matter of weeks ago. Russell Martin’s side put together a run of form that saw them win seven of 10 league games, overcoming the likes of Fleetwood Town, Hull City and AFC Wimbledon during that time.
The Dons have endured a slump in results during March losing their last three fixtures. Cameron Jerome feels it has been a transitional year at Stadium MK – one that will only benefit the squad moving forwards.
“It’s about building for us, it’s a transitional year, and that’s what we’ve got to focus on,” Jerome told the local media. “We need to improve on the pitch and results will come, the performances have been there, I don’t think we’ve had many games without a good performance.
“The lads have never down tooled or looked beaten before we’ve gone out – we’ve never looked like that. You can never criticise us of that. I personally think it’ll go and we’ll play our way out. Once we get one, we’ll get two or three, we’ve shown that before. It puts a different perspective on games when you do that.
“It can happen to any team, it’s happened to the best team in England at the moment. From our perspective, there is no pressure on this season, there were no expectations to get promoted. Maybe we were in a false position when people thought we could maybe get promoted.”
Jerome shared a dressing room with Martin during their time together at Norwich City. The strikers says that he always knew his teammate would step into management and feels the players need to take some responsibility for the recent results.
“I said it when we played together – Russ is really focused. He knew what he wanted for a long time. He always was going to be a manager – you could see that in how he conducted himself as a player.
“He set the wheels in motion a long time ago and he’s thought about it. It’s not something he’s taken up quickly. This is idea his philosophy and what he believes in and he’ll stick to this. It will come good, we will get better and we will improve. We’ve looked a lot better since January, maybe we’ve not got the results to match – but that’s on us.
“We’ve got to take responsibility as players. You can’t just look at the Boss for the teams performances and the lack of results. Sometimes managers are judged very easily when they inherited things they didn’t want or players they didn’t believe were suited to their style.”
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