Shane McLoughlin says the team’s performance against Doncaster Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur have given the side a lot of belief heading into Saturday’s game against AFC Wimbledon.
The 24-year-old put in a performance of the highest standard against Premier League opposition last time, something that he has reflected on and says his eyes are firmly fixed on the side’s next league outing.
“The Doncaster game gave us the belief that we could go to Tottenham and play how we did, we hadn’t scored too many before that game and we performed well,” he said.
“Even in the first-half we did okay, obviously we played much better in the second-half and we got the result that day, but it gave us the buzz that we needed.
“You have maybe a day or two to reflect on the Spurs game but the next game comes around very quickly, and we are firmly focused on Sky Bet League One.”
McLoughlin, who spent three years with the Dons, is looking forward to heading back for the first time since departing the club in May.
“I am really looking forward to going back there, I have played in the new stadium but that was when there were no fans allowed in, it’ll be different now playing for the other team but I am looking forward to seeing what it will be like full.
“I have very good memories, it was tough, we were in a dog-fight a lot of the time but we always had that belief that we could stay at that level.
“We knew we were good enough and we managed to stay up every season, we always seemed to have a good run of form around this time of the year actually, but yeah, really good times there.