Date: 4th November 2015 at 6:16pm
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Interim head coach Karel Fraeye has talked once more about frustration and disappointment following the one nil loss to MK Dons last night.

Audio – Fraeye On MK Dons Defeat
Video – MK Dons Highlights

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Fraeye knew that with a 12 game winless streak now reached, changes had to happen quickly.

‘I thought we started well. We finally started playing football and kept the ball, but after half an hour, their first opportunity went in and that was a mental obstacle for us at that moment. In the second half, we tried to push them, but of course, with the injury to Johann and Tony Watt struggling, we ended the game with effectively nine men on the pitch which makes it more difficult to push.’

Fraeye also admitted that the lack of chance creation on the night was a worry, as if we aren’t creating enough chances we’re never going to score enough goals to turn our form around and get the victory everybody is after.

‘Of course, but I think MK Dons only created their chances after we were taking risks which created a lot of space. In the first half, I thought we had the game in our hands.’

With an already injury hit squad, gaining more injuries and doubts following the match, he added.

‘We know at this moment there is a lot of difference between the fitness of our players. We try to manage that, but everybody knows we cannot do this in our or two weeks. Johann`s injury, we`ll have to see in the following days. It`s clear that the studs have gone into his legs.’

With available options the game did also see the debut of Ademola Lookman and the gaffer had praise for him for his efforts during the match.

‘I thought he did a very good job in his first game, which was a difficult game. He showed his qualities. It helps that Jason Euell is in the coaching staff and he knows the player very well. I think that the players with the freshest legs should be involved at this moment.’

Reza Ghoochannejhad was also interviewed after the game and he said it was vital that the players stuck together and continued to believe in themselves.

‘It`s been very difficult to be honest. It`s not a good experience but we need to use it to make us stronger. It`s a very tough situation, we are losing points week after week and we need to change it because we know that we can`t continue like this. We are working really hard in every training session to try and change things. We can`t complain and cry; this is the situation we are in and we have to continue. The fans are worried and they have every right to be because we`re losing every game at the moment. I hope that we can keep positive and that they will keep supporting us in every game. We want to get the three points for them and ourselves as soon as possible. I`m not going to say that we are the best team in the Championship, because we`re not. There are other sides with a lot of quality but we should be much higher up than we are at the moment. This is a very tough time but we have to stay positive. I know I`m saying all of the cliches but it`s true. Results need to change and hopefully that will start on Saturday.’

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