Players have cleared the air says Williams

Shaun Williams
Shaun Williams

A meeting after Dons’ 3-1 defeat at Colchester on Tuesday night has given the players a new understanding of their roles in the team, according to Shaun Williams.

Manager Karl Robinson refused to speak to his players in the aftermath of the game, and demanded the players meet on Wednesday morning to talk about the run of form.

And although Dons lost again on Saturday, this time 3-1 to Coventry City, Williams believes the team will come out the other side in a more positive frame of mind.

“We had a big meeting on Wednesday after the defeat on Tuesday night to eradicate some of the problems. Everyone had their say, and it was an open forum so no-one felt left out.

“Whatever needed to be said was said and will remain within the four walls. Everybody knows their role now.

“We’ve lost three on the trot, but we’re not looking over our shoulders any more.

“It’s in us. You know what we can do. We can batter teams off the park, score goals and hopefully we can stop conceding them.”

Williams scored Dons’ only goal of the game against City from the penalty spot - his ninth goal of the season - but he knows that his side need to make more of their first half opportunities.

He said: “It seems to be the same old story - we play well in the first half and then it falls apart in the second.

“Anytime a team gets a chance against us in the second half, they seem to score, via a deflection or whatever, but that’s the way it’s going at the moment.

“Confidence is low at the moment because of the result we’ve been getting, but we have to look onwards and upwards.”