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INTERVIEW: I knew it was in

30 January 2014

Lee Miller on the MK Dons victory

Goalscorer Lee Miller spoke to us shortly after full time on Tuesday night as he made a return to the scoresheet with a first half volley in the 3-0 vcictory over MK Dons.

"It was great to get a touch," he said. "I anticipated it at the front post because I knew Tom [Lawrence] was going to smash it. He hit it so hard that it made it quite difficult to control, but I'm just delighted that we got the three points. As soon as it left my foot I knew it was in and it's a great feeling to get on the scoresheet again."

"I thought it was a great team performance and we created a lot of chances," he added. "I felt much better tonight. I worked hard and it was good to take my chance. I felt good throughout the whole game and I thought I linked the play up well, but I think everyone had a really good game. It was great to watch and be involved in. 

"We were on top for most of the game and we got the goals at the right times. If we'd done that against Colchester we probably would have gone on to win that game comfortably as well. The whole team was working for each other and if you did make a mistake there seemed to be someone there to help you out."

"You saw how much it meant to ourselves and the fans at full time," he admitted. "Before the game you could tell we were right up for it and we just need to keep that going now. It's a massive lift for the dressing room because the confidence hasn't gone anywhere and training has been competitive. It's pleasing we've managed to take that into a game. 

"We know we need some consistency. Ever since I've been here we've been capable of getting some good results, then we seem to get beaten really badly the week after. If we can get some consistency and put a run together we'll push ourselves up the table."

"Everybody enjoyed their football and there were a lot of options whenever you were on the ball," he said. "That meant we played our passing game well. Goals do change games and it was vital that we got the first one. 

"We're all delighted for Brad Potts even though he did do his best to try and miss it. He's an exceptional young talent and he's great at driving into the box from midfield. He scores loads of goals in training so I'm delighted that he's managed to bring that into a game. He really does deserve it. 

"We know we're going to get criticism when we aren't winning games but there has been a real togetherness in the dressing room. There's a good team spirit and even the lads who didn't play were really pleased in the dressing room afterwards." 

"Mike Drennan coming in has added a bit more competition and I think the more bodies we have the better," he told us. "Training is very competitive because everybody wants to be in the starting 11 and I think Kav wants that level of competition." 

"I'm a big critic of myself and I know I haven't been scoring as often as I should," he commented. "I've been playing reasonably well without scoring goals but, as a striker, that's what I'm judged on. Obviously I want to score as many goals as I can. 

"Saturday is a good chance for us to extend the gap between ourselves and the bottom four. Hopefully we can go down there and get three points. We haven't thought about revenge for the game up here, or anything like that, because it's just another game which gives us a chance to get closer to the points target Kav has set for us." 

"I had a great time down there," he said. "It was my first move away from home as a young lad so I learned a lot. Danny Wilson brought me on leaps and bounds and I owe a lot to them. I didn't have a clue about the English game before I went there so it was a superb move for me."

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