Bowditch warns against cup complacency

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Dean Bowditch has admitted he is happy to be back amongst the goals at MK Dons but ensures there will be no complacency in their FA Cup clash against Barnet on Saturday.

The 25-year-old striker scored four goals in November to take his tally to five for the season in 13 appearances as his side chase League One promotion.

An impressive two-goal performance in last weekend's derby win against Wycombe earned him a place in the PA League 1 team of the week.

Talking exclusively to the striker said: "I was going through a barren spell infront of goal and I felt I was getting a bit unlucky but it's all coming together now and I'm happy to get a few goals for the side. It's good to be recognised by the PA too."

Looking ahead to this weekend's FA Cup game Bowditch said: "It is such a fantastic competition and one that I, personally, have never had a good run in.

"I want us to go as far as we can in the tournament but there is no way we are going to be complacent."

The striker made this clear but not stating who his third-round dream draw opponent would be: "I don't really know and I don't really care to be honest. I'm not even thinking about it, I'm just thinking about Saturday," said the ex-Yeovil star.

Bowditch, who was Karl Robinson's first signing for the club, arrived from League One Yeovil on a free transfer and is enjoying the contrasting attitude playing for the Dons.

Yeovil escaped relegation last season and the striker said: "At Yeovil you would find the team going into games worried. We would play with so much emotion - it was a dog fight."

"This season at MK everybody's goal is promotion and we are heading in the right direction. As for personal goals - I do have some but I keep them close to my chest. I don't share them with anybody."

After a fine run of results in recent week's Robinson's side find themselves 4th in the table.

"Everybody is really confident at the moment. Obviously confidence is key to success," said the Dons number 9. "It is fun to be around the lads, there is a good mood in training and everybody is enjoying themselves."

Bowditch is currently joint top-scorer for the Dons this campaign and is primed to become top-scorer at his club for the third year running [previous two at Yeovil].

The Dons striker was quick to praise others in his team, especially Charlie MacDonald who has scored five goals in seven games.

"There's always competition for who is going to score more, Charlie MacDonald is doing well too - I wouldn't mind a goal ratio like his.

"I hope I can make the top-scorer hat-trick, it is one of my goals," added Bowditch.

Milton Keynes Dons
Dean Bowditch
League One

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