Terry Kennedy is looking forward to Saturday's game against the MK Dons and he is optimistic about United's chances of getting a positive result at Stadium:MK.
The 20-year-old centre-half has earnt plenty of praise as he continues to deputise for the suspended Chris Basham and although Kennedy appreciates the former Blackpool man could take his place after the weekend, he is fully focused on playing his part as United chase a third consecutive win of 2015.
Kennedy remarked: "I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity the Gaffer has given me with Chris unavailable and hopefully I have done enough to be there or thereabouts in the first-team.
"But for me it is just nice to be playing again and doing so without worrying about my knee. Chris has been in terrific this season, especially when he has played at centre-half, so if he comes straight back in then I will just get my head down and work hard as I always do."
Looking ahead to the clash with the Dons, Kennedy added: "It is another big game, but the win against Preston was a big confidence booster for us, especially backing up the QPR result.
"Of course it will be difficult at their place, they have got a good home record and have a reputation of scoring a lot of goals, but hopefully if we defend well as a team and take our chances at the other end then we will put ourselves in a position to repeat the cup success of earlier in the season.
"It is good for us that Benik Afobe won't be playing for them, but MK Dons still have a lot of other good attacking players who are in excellent form too."