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That was a great performance

13 January 2013

Ethan Ebanks-Landell on the MK Dons performance

“It’s very pleasing to be back at Gigg Lane, even though we are struggling in the table, we are playing well and I am getting games.  It was an easy option for me, back at Wolves we were about to play Cheltenham in the reserves but I got a call telling me that I had to be back at Bury for Tuesday morning and training.  I’m here for five weeks now so I will take each opportunity as it comes along.

I thought it was a bit of a surprise with Wolves getting a new manager in, I was expecting a few more days to work with him and to see if I could get involved, but he has bigger priorities than me, if I do enough in the next five weeks then he might call me up.

That was a great performance on Saturday at MK Dons; we really should have won the game.  We had a good few chances but I thought the referee was poor; it’s just one of those things I suppose.

I can’t understand why we didn’t get the penalty.  Even though I wasn’t that close to it, Lenny is a big lad and he doesn’t go down easily.  It will take a lot to push him over, but the keeper did push him over and for me that was a foul.

Goals change games and when you see things like that you start to wonder if it’s going to be our day and heads can drop, but we just picked ourselves up and carried on.

That wasn’t a surprise result, we have been grinding them out but we should have got the decisions that we didn’t get and won the game, Saturday was a game that we should have won.

Even with the first half I thought we should have won the game.  The only shot they had was their goal, plus they hit the post as well but we kept our shape well.  We have been working on shape all week and on Saturday it worked.

To be fair, we are a team that usually does chase the ball and we just have to remember what we have been working on all week, and that’s what got us the result.  We didn’t give anything stupid away.

I’m really enjoying it here and relishing the job, I am used to playing football, but it’s different when I am playing centre half in league one.  When I play in midfield I can get on the ball and play a bit more.  I’m happy playing in midfield or at centre half, whatever benefits the team is what I am happy to do.

I’m a better defender than I am a midfielder, but I just prefer to play football.  It’s up to the gaffer where I play and where he thinks I am best at, I’m happy either way.  As long as I get a game I am not bothered, he can play me up front if he wants to.

I don’t know a lot about Stevenage apart from the fact that they are a big team, but we will relish the game.  We are close to getting out of the bottom four, I think we are two points of getting out of the bottom four, so hopefully beating Stevenage at home will do us the world of good.

We as players are not bothered by this embargo; we just have to get on with our jobs.  That’s up to the board to sort out and I am sure they are doing their best.

It doesn’t matter that we only had four subs on the bench, we can only use three anyway so what’s the problem, we just carry on and get on with it.

The plan now is to get out of this relegation battle and do well, and then hopefully the gaffer at Wolves will get me involved.  Matt Doherty has gone back and will be involved, but he is still second top scorer here, plus I have got his digs now that I am back to I am happy.  We will miss his goals and he will give me a benchmark.  He was called back because he has done well.”

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