MK Dons defender George Williams was pleased to continue his return from injury but disappointed it wasn’t matched with three points.
The full-back played as a substitute during the Dons’ 1-1 draw with Port Vale, having not played in an MK Dons home game since January after suffered an injury.
Williams spoke to the media after the game to voice his delight at returning from injury, but
He said, “It feels good to be back. That feeling of coming off without winning is frustrating though – personally, its good to be back around but I’d much rather be sat around with three points.”
The defender also said he felt a slow start to the second half didn’t help, adding, “We should’ve got the win. A couple of good chances but I think we started the second half a bit flat, which killed us a little bit.”
The Dons defender said the mood after was a bit flat, but that he had confidence the team would be able to learn lessons from it for the final games, starting with Saturday’s trip to Colchester.
He said, “Its a little bit flat at the minute, and its going to be. But we’re a good group. We’ll pick ourselves up, dissect it and talk about it. There’s nothing we can do now so we’ll look to the Colchester game, regroup, and go again.”
Williams is one of several MK Dons defenders to have had problems with injury since January, with problems also meaning Jordan Moore-Taylor, Joe Walsh, Baily Cargill and Mathieu Baudry all missed this match. Williams praised the efforts of makeshift centre-back Jordan Houghton, and said he hoped to build up his fitness to return to active duties.
He said, “Its been a bit makeshift. Jordan Houghton has come in and I’ve thought he’s done well, and I’m just doing my best to get back as fit as possible and make myself available. I’ve just got to keep working hard to make myself available.”
MK Dons host fellow automatic promotion contenders Mansfield Town on the final day, but Williams said the primary focus was to now be the more immediate test of play-off chasers Colchester United.
He said, “I haven’t thought about it. We’ve got to put ourselves in the best position for the last game of the season and if that means we get three points on Saturday, then its what we’ve got to go and do and whatever happens happens.”