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Extra special win for Jake

20 September 2016

Victory meant a lot to Reeves from a personal and team perspective

Winning at Charlton Athletic had special significance for Jake Reeves, but he believes it can be even more important for the team after a difficult start to 2016/17.

Having been brought up in South East London, winning at The Valley was an achievement to cherish for the 23-year-old midfielder.

“It was a fantastic result, especially after going 1-0 behind,” said Reeves. “Last week in training we talked with the manager about ‘what happens if we go 1-0 down?’ We had not been that good at responding to it this season, but last season we were unbelievable at it. It was good to turn it around in that way.

“Charlton is my local club – I have mates who support them. I had nine people come along to watch me so it was good. I thought our fans were fantastic. It was a big stand they were in and it looked pretty much full to the brim. The fans were singing and they helped to push us forward.”

place and Reeves believes that the squad has come closer together after putting the Sheffield United defeat behind them.thA first League One away victory lifted the Dons up to 17

“After the tough period, hopefully this can spur us on,” added Reeves. “There were a few issues that needed to be resolved, but they have been resolved now. It has brought us closer together and there is no reason why we cannot use this performance to kick-on.

“It was not the ideal start to the season that we wanted, but it was kind of similar last season. The manager pulled us on the Tuesday after the Sheffield United game and sat us down to watch a ‘video nasty’ as they used to call it. He told us a few home truths, which we needed.

“We were bitterly disappointed after the Sheffield United game and we worked hard to rectify the mistakes that we had been making. We got it out of our systems and I think the victory proved that we are all fighting for the same cause. I hope the fans saw that with our performance.”

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