JOHN Miles is hoping for a fresh start after admitting that he "could have done better" at Accrington.
The 26-year-old signed in the summer from Macclesfield but hasn’t made the impression he wanted and has now gone on loan to League Two leaders MK Dons until the end of the season.
There he has linked up with his old boss at the Silkmen Paul Ince and he is hoping for a happier second half to the campaign.
The winger made 19 appearances for the Reds but was unable to get on the scoresheet.
"I haven’t done that well at Accrington," said the honest Liverpudlian, who still has another year on his Stanley contract next season.
"I thought I had done okay over Christmas and, out of the last 18 games, I have played in six and we won four of them.
" It obviously wasn’t down to me and I know I haven’t played as well as I can but I was hoping for a run in the team.
"Then Toddy (Andy Todd) came in and I was dropped after the Bradford defeat and I knew I would be in and out of the side.
"Then I was told of MK Dons interest.
"To be honest, Paul Ince came in for me in the summer just after I had signed for Accrington and perhaps, with no disrespect to Accrington, tI had it at the back of my mind that I should have really signed there.
"I felt some regret because I had done well under Paul at Macclesfield and it might have affected my performances at Accrington.
"I knew he was still interested in me and came in last week and here I am."
Miles now hopes to put in some good shows to help the Dons’ promotion push.
"I feel like it is a fresh start for me and a new lease of life," he added.
"The stadium at MK is a different world and the training facilities are superb at the club. They are far better than most League Two clubs and are set up to go higher.
"But whatever happens here, it is a good experience to be involved.
"I am trying to settle in and I know I probably won’t play a lot of games but Paul Ince has shown confidence in signing me - he thinks I am good enough - so I want to show him what I can do.
"He has some faith in me and hopefully I can get my career back on track."