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United midfielder on converting their chances

16 October 2018

Liam O’Neil feels that whilst the U’s continue to create a large amount of goal scoring chances with positive play in games, eventually it will lead to an upturn in goals converted and points gained.

For a second consecutive League encounter on Saturday, United dominated the stats in terms of goals scoring opportunities against MK Dons but struggled to convert and were edged out despite long periods of pressure on the visitors.

O’Neil is certain the nature of United’s recent performances will bear fruit: he said: “We are controlling long periods in games, and it would be more of a worry if we weren’t doing that or playing as well as we have done in games, which shows we are capable.

“I think there were another 24 shots in the last match, so you can’t say that we are not making chances we are just finding IT tough to put it in the back of the net. We’re not being clinical enough in either box, but I’m sure that will come.”

He continued: “We just have to keep sticking together, as staff and players, young and senior. You can see in the second half, there was still a lot of fight there but unfortunately the ball wouldn’t go into the back of the net.

“On a personal note it is a similar story really because I feel I’m getting into great positions, but I just can’t seem to score at the moment. I thought the shot I had at the end of the game was sneaking in, because I’d hit it cleanly, it deflected and then the keeper got a hand on it which is just the way it is going currently. But at least we are making these chances and you just have to keep believing that it will happen for us.

“As a team, everyone backs each other and we just want the three points that we feel will kick start our season.”

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