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That result is not a surprise to us

13 January 2013

Lenell John-Lewis on the point gained at MK Dons

“You could say that it should have been three points with the number of chances that we had.  We had more chances than MK Dons had and I cannot remember a save that Trevor Carson has had to make in the second half.

The best chance fell to myself and it should have been a corner, the lad has got back well and he got a toe on the ball.

There were so many positive things to take from that game, and my game, but all people will talk about is the chance I missed.  That’s football, I’m a striker.  I get paid to score goals but at the end of the day I know I can give more to the team than 
just scoring goals and when I am on the pitch that’s what I try and do. If I can get a goal as well then that’s a bonus.

That result is not a surprise at all to us, we come to games prepared.  We have a good game plan and we know what we are going to do.  The gaffer has us organised very well to be fair and it’s come to fruition on Saturday.

We are fitter than we have ever been, and personally speaking, I’ve never been this fit.  We do a lot of work on fitness and probably in most games we out run teams with a high pressing game.  I feel fit and I feel good.

This is the point that could turn it; we’ve got 22 points now and need another 18.  This could be the turning point for us, it’s a great point for us away from home, and hopefully it is the turning point.

MK Dons are the only team that have really mullered us this season.  We have learnt from that game with them at our place and now we have to move on from this.

When teams take us on one for one, we can match them and we can do that with most teams.  Our organisation has been key and we keep our team shape.  We did enough to win the game; Trevor hasn’t made a save in the second half.  We had a couple of chances.

I haven’t got a clue why he hasn’t given the penalty in the first half, I’ve gone to head the ball and he’s pulled me down.  I can’t understand why it’s not a penalty.  The referee said that I jumped into the keeper, but he came out at me.  Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t.  That’s the luck we need.  With the chance at the end, if he hadn’t got that little touch.  Teams we are playing are getting that luck, and we are not.

We don’t panic, other teams might do.  We know where we are going, we know what we need to do and we know where we can pick up points – that’s the aim.

They are all hard games, there are no easy games in this league but we will work on Stevenage this week and whatever the gaffer wants us to do we will go ahead and do it.

 Steven Schumacher has been outstanding for us this season, his work rate is unbelievable and he is a great leader for us all.  Since I came to the club, he has been a great leader and I have always thought he has been a great leader.  He’s been outstanding and the goals that he has scored have been vital for us.

We’d like to repay him by taking some of the pressure off, and we’ve just said in the dressing room that we can’t remember who the last person to score was other than Schuey.  It will be nice to take the pressure of him and score some goals.
Stevenage was the game I got the injury so it would be great to get back in the side next weekend and get some goals.’

Watch the full video interview with Lenny on Shakers Player


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