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Doughty: Leave on a high

29 April 2016

MICHAEL Doughty says that he wants to end his loan spell at SN1 'on a high' with two games of the 2015/16 campaign remaining.

Town travel to Rochdale on Saturday in their final away day of the season and the on-loan QPR man believes that the players can go to Spotland without any pressure and put on a performance.

“We can go out there and produce a performance without any bad result or any negative affect on our league standing,” he said. “Certainly for the younger players it’s a positive environment to play and learn in.”

Doughty reflected on Town’s recent form and declared that his stint in Wiltshire had given him experience that will stay with him for the rest of his career.

“We’ve had some really positive results and been on the cusp of the Play-Offs at one point in time then went through a really difficult patch with injuries and subsequent results,” he continued. “From a team perspective it’s been one of real development for the players and personally, I’ve tried my best in every game to positively affect the team and the result and I think my performances in general have been quite good. I still feel like there are moments in games where I could have done better but my general feeling thus far is that it’s been a relatively successful spell.

“This has been the time where I’ve played my best and most consistent football so far in my career and not only from a footballing perspective - from a personal perspective it’s been positive in that respect because I’ve been able to settle and get accustomed to the people and the ways of Swindon and I think that’s helped me professionally.

“I feel very lucky to have worked with somebody like Luke and Ross and all the other backroom staff who have a really honest and positive approach to their work and that’s been a fantastic environment for me. With the players, (they are) a young group all eager to improve their careers and lives and we’re all aligned in that aspect. The fans as well have been fantastic with me. I think I’ve got the opportunity now to leave on a high and play two games to the best of my ability but ultimately the experiences that I’ve gained thus far will stay with me forever.”

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