Conor Grant reflected on the confidence gained from the victory over Cambridge United before looking ahead to a ‘massive game’ against Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium.
Following the dons’ Stadium MK victory, as well as recent results from Sky Bet League One’s mid-week action, Mark Jackson’s men now find themselves two points adrift safety.
The team that currently holds the first position above the drop zone are Saturday’s opponents, Accrington Stanley. “It could be a massive week for us” Grant said ahead of the battle to escape the bottom four.
“Every match between now and the end of the season are pressure games, these are the ones that you want to play in and get a result from.”
Reflecting on the most-recent win as MK Dons search for two successive league victories for the second time this season, the midfielder said “The result against Cambridge gave everyone that bit of confidence that we needed. It was a must-win game, so everyone is happy to come away with three points.”
Grant’s last stint within the starting XI was awarded whilst captain Dean Lewington took interim care of the team. The midfielder provided an assist, which supported the Dons in their 2-0 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
The midfielder didn’t receive a goal contribution in the recent fixture against the U’s. However, he was awarded with the foul that allowed Mo Eisa to superbly craft what would inevitably be the deciding goal within the clash.
“It was really good to be back out there” the number 16 had to say about his most-recent performance. “It’s been a while since my last start, so I wanted to play well in the hope to keep myself in that position. It wasn’t just me, on Saturday, there were good performances all over the pitch.”
The Irishmen added “On a personal level, I don’t think MK Dons have seen the best of me yet. It hasn’t been good enough from myself and I’m not exactly sure why that is, maybe it’s a bit of everything.
“This season has been a massive learning curve for me. I do feel like I’m an improved player since joining, but I’m not at my best yet.
“That being said, like the rest of the team, I’m staying positive. The feeling around the club and the changing room is good and now we’re looking ahead to Saturday.”
Finally, the previous Stadium MK skirmish saw the return of Dean Lewington, who was side-lined for up to nearly four months with a hamstring injury. When questioned on his comeback, Grant responded:
“Skipp (Dean Lewington) is an obvious leader - he’s constantly talking throughout the game and having him back out on the field helped everyone massively.”
Conor Grant and MK Dons will look to secure back-to-back wins when they take on Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium this weekend.
Tickets, which are available to buy in seated and standing areas, are priced at £20 adults, £15 over-64s/students, £10 12-17s and £5 under-12s.
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