Date: 2nd November 2015 at 9:20pm
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Skipper Johnnie Jackson has said he and the players are determined to turn our form around following another defeat, this time at the hands of Middlesbrough.

Having not recorded a victory since the end of August and now being on the end of three successive three nil defeats, a disappointed captain told the Official Site.

‘We`ve had a lot of discussions over the last week and there were some things said after the Brentford game that needed to be said, but we`ve got to stay positive. That`s my role – to keep everyone upbeat and training hard. That`s the key; to train hard, play hard and fight ourselves out of this trouble. I have to lead that. I do what I can on the pitch and it`s my job as captain to keep spirits up. There are 32 games to go and we`re not done. We`re not doom and gloom and when we do get that result hopefully that`ll be the turn that we need.’

With MK Dons up next tomorrow evening, Jackson went on to say.

‘We need a result and we need it quick. We need it against a side that is in and round us in the league. We have to be looking at Tuesday and saying ‘come on lets go there and get something`. I know that everyone, the manager, the players and the fans are thinking the same thing. We`ll be working hard while we can to make sure that we go there and are ready to get a result. If we can get something on Tuesday then we go into our home game on Saturday a bit more buoyant. We`ve got two opportunities to go into the international break on a bit of positivity, and that`s what we`ll be giving everything to do.’

With Guy Luzon going and Karel Fraeye coming in, he went on to say that the new interim head coach had had a positive effect on the players but of course we need to show that on the pitch with points.

‘I know people will think that we`re just saying it but it`s been a good first week. It`s been a good, hard week of training and the lads have been on it and enjoyed it. It`s a shame that we couldn`t take it into the game. We tried hard but in the end their superior quality told. We`ve got a changing room of lads in there that are willing to give this a good go to get out of this position we`re in. I can promise you that. Coming to Middlesbrough, against one of the best sides in the league, you`re happy if you get anything but we`ve got to look at Tuesday as a game that need to get points from. We have to go there ready to fight.’

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