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He will have to shake it up

24 September 2012

Lenell John Lewis on MK Dons and a new manager coming in

“We were just not at it on Saturday, from the first whistle to the last – We had chances, but you have to take your chances, it was the same last week at Tranmere and if you don’t take those chances, then it’s not going to happen.  If we had scored early on with the header then it changes the game.

We could have said that for any of the last six games.  We’ve been on top early on in games but haven’t scored.  Goals do change games.  On Saturday we were never in the game, we were not at it from the start and I don’t know why.  I’m sat on the bench and you want the lads to get going and kick on, Shirty and Futch were both on the side-line trying to get them to go.

Nobody doesn’t perform deliberately; it’s just one of those things.  Goals will change games and no matter how you perform, that first goal will lift everyone.  That’s what we need at the moment, we need that little bit of luck, even if it comes of a shin and it goes in, that just might do it for us.

We knew what to expect from MK Dons, we’ve played them a couple of times last season and we knew what they would do.  We didn’t help ourselves and were never at it. 

We never really gave up, ever at three goals down, we will never give up and we will try and keep going to the end.  We saw that last season against Huddersfield; we were 3-0 down and drew the game.  A first goal will lift everyone, gives us that momentum and gives us that belief, especially when you are down at the bottom of the league like we are.  We need something to give us that bit more belief.

Being join leading goalscorer when we are in this mess is not something to boast about.  I just want to get goals for the team.  For me personally, I want to get my goal tally up this season.

I saw the keeper coming off the line and I just wanted to get the ball over him, though I think it went around him in the end.  I just wanted to get to the ball before he did.  If I get hit in the process, then I get hit.

The goal lifted us slightly, David Healy could have had a penalty and if we had have got another, and then we are right back in it.  I keep saying it, but goals change games.  If we can get one, we can get two, you never know what could happen, but in the end we didn’t.  I think legs were a bit weary as well and we did a lot of chasing the ball.  That does take its toll.

Next week at Stevenage will be another physical game; we know what they do and how they play.  It will be similar to the Tranmere game in a way but more physical.

We need to start winning, we don’t want to be cut off.  Get two wins and we shoot up the table.  We need it sooner rather than later, we need to pick up as many points as we can.  We’ve come out of a bad spell before, so we know that we can do it again.  We need to think about how we did it last time and go back to what we did to get that first win.

We can’t divorce ourselves out of the manager situation; it’s there in front of us.  We all want to know what’s happening and we want some solidity into the dressing room. When the new gaffer comes in he will shake it up and I think we need that.

Once you step over that white line, you want to win the game.  We want to play as best as we can and we want to win for ourselves. 

Every one of us will need a shake up because we didn’t play well, we weren’t good enough and whatever manager come’s in will need to shake it up.”

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