Something has to change, says Poyet

Diego Poyet
Diego Poyet

Diego Poyet knows something has to change after Dons went a third game in a row without scoring.

Two goals against the run of play from Hull’s Ahmed Elmohamady and Mohammed Diame flattered the visitors in the 2-0 victory at stadium:mk on Saturday, which ironically saw Dons climb one place to 20th in the Championship.

But with chances few and far between in the last three outings, Poyet recognises the players are beginning to sound like a broken record, but knows the pressure is mounting ahead of the visit of Charlton on Tuesday night.

“There’s a lot of games, especially here, where we’ve ended up back in the changing room saying we’ve deserved more,” he said. “We’re also aware we’re saying it a lot. Something has to change.

“All we can do is train on it. It’s annoying that we haven’t scored for three games. We’re aware and we have to improve it.

“We do take positive out of games like today. But we’ll take it on on Tuesday. It’s makes the game against Charlton massive.

“I used to play there. I came through the ranks as an 11-year-old and I made my debut there. I’ve got a lot of good memories from Charlton.”

The performance against Hull, albeit lacking in the final third, showed Dons could mix it with the division’s high flyers with consummate ease.

And though few fancied Dons prior to kick off against Steve Bruce’s side, Poyet feels his team-mates deserved more.

He said: “The last two games were disappointing in every way, but I fancied us today. The goal in the first half was a difficult one to take, and the goal at the end was just a result of us pushing forwards.

“For large parts, we were very good today. We know the games we should be winning and today wasn’t one of those. The pressure is on for Tuesday and if we play like we did today, we’ll get something.

“Games like today, there’s still pressure because you want to win every game, but they’re second in the league. If we show the quality we have, we’ll have to pick up points on Tuesday.”