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Jules’ jubilation with Doncaster clean sheet

30 March 2021

Club News

Jules’ jubilation with Doncaster clean sheet

30 March 2021

MK Dons kept their first clean sheet in since mid-February in Saturday’s win over Doncaster Rovers – a feat that Jules feels was long overdue.

Russell Martin has made no secret that he’s craved a clean sheet and was frustrated to concede late against Burton Albion despite picking up all three points.

Jules feels that the Dons have conceded a handful of sloppy goals lately and credits the whole team for the work they put into keeping Doncaster Rovers at bay.

“It was nice to get a clean sheet - it’s always nice to keep it at zero,” Jules told iFollow MK Dons. “To see it out in the manner we did, and pretty much have no threat on our goal, it’s pleasing.

“I think in previous games we’ve conceded goals we shouldn’t have conceded. Games have turned into games where it suits the opposition and it’s a lot tougher than it should be with the amount we dominate games.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game – Doncaster have been very good this season. I believe in us and what we can do, the manager reiterates that all the time, we can beat anyone on our day.

“It’s just a case of us turning up and doing what we can do and playing the way we know we can - that should bring us more results than not.”

Jules arrived at Stadium MK from Walsall on Deadline Day in January. Since then, Jules has made six starts for the Dons - and made a further six appearances off the bench.

Such is the uniqueness of Russell Martin’s style of play the 23-year-old says it took him a bit of time to adapt but had nothing but praise for the structure and philosophy his boss has implemented at MK1.

“It’s different the way we play is total football. It’s brilliant to be a part of, it took a little bit of adjusting at the start of the game, but it’s brilliant and I loved every minute.

“You’ve always got options everywhere on the pitch. You have players who are great with the ball at their feet - having the quality around me is beneficial.

“I’ve loved it, everyone has been welcoming since I’ve joined. I was welcomed with open arms. It’s disappointing that I haven’t had the opportunity to play in front of the fans, that time will come soon.

“Playing under Russ has been brilliant, watching the way we play before I signed, in contrast to being a part of it, it’s surreal. There are not many teams that play this way in League One and even the level above – it’s brilliant to be a part of.”

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