Vine focused on top six
Rowan Vine believes the 1-0 win over Brighton has boosted MK Dons' play-off credentials.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 02/03/11 2:54pm
MK Dons' on-loan striker Rowan Vine insists that Saturday's 1-0 win over table-toppers Brighton has boosted their play-off credentials.
The Dons have gone almost unnoticed after creeping into the top six in recent weeks, but ending the Seagulls' five-game unbeaten run has put them in the spotlight.
However, with top-six rivals such as Charlton and Carlisle boasting games in hand, Vine admits that no one is getting carried away with talk of promotion just yet.
"It was a great result for us, with the table-toppers coming here having won a lot of games and we were delighted to not only match them, but come away with the three points," Vine, who is on loan from QPR, told skysports.com.
"We are on a good run anyway without really being talked about, but possibly that result has thrown some of the spotlight on us now.
"Brighton have done really well this season, so when they came to our place and we beat them then maybe people will sit up and take notice of us a bit more.
"We aren't getting carried away, but we've only lost a couple of games since I joined the club and I've seen some really good youngsters in the squad here.
"There is a good blend of experience here too, with a fair few having experienced promotions during their careers, so it all does seem to be clicking into place at the moment and hopefully that carries on.
"I think that we just need to focus on what we do rather than whether we can maintain our place in the top six or not.
"We've only lost twice since I joined and in my eyes we were unlucky to have lost both of them.
"A lot of the sides around us have got one or two games in hand over us, so they will be the ones thinking about where they can go in the table if they win them.
"We've played more games than anyone in this division, so all we can do is focus on doing the business when we are playing.
"We know that if we remain confident and keep winning games then we will be setting the standard for others to catch us up and that suits us down to the ground."