Gilbey wasn't looking forward to games earlier this season

Midfielder admits there were tough times in the dressing room

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 11:02 am
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 11:04 am
Alex Gilbey

MK Dons are in confident mood heading into games at the moment, but Alex Gilbey said that was not always the case under former boss Paul Tisdale.

After going 11 games without a win, Dons dropped into the relegation zone in November, spelling the end of the road for Tisdale as manager. During that barren period, Gilbey admitted he struggled for motivation heading into games.

Since Russell Martin took over though, Gilbey has gone from strength-to-strength. He scored four goals in eight games during November and December - his first goals of the season - and went on to scoop the Player of the Month award for December, admitting he loves coming to work again.

Gilbey celebrates his goal against Portsmouth

"I'm loving every minute. I love coming to work every day, love coming into games and long may that continue," he said. "Everyone is buzzing for games again when before it was 'urgh another game' but now I'm buzzing for Tuesday.

"I feel like we're going into every game thinking 'we're going to win today' when turning back the clock, we were thinking 'hopefully we'll get a point today' so we've come a long way. Fair play to what Luke (Williams) and the gaffer have done, and what everyone has done because we believe in ourselves now."