Full-back Lee Hodson refused to be downbeat following MK Dons’ 3-2 loss to Bradford City on Saturday.
Despite twice fighting back from a goal down, Karl Robinson’s were beaten for the sixth time this season courtesy of a late strike from Bantams midfielder Jason Kennedy. The result saw the Dons remain in 11th place in the Sky Bet League 1 table, now five points adrift of the play-off places.
Hodson, though, insists the team must take the positives from their performance and look to put things right this Tuesday evening when they travel to Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Speaking after the Bradford City match, the 22-year-old said: “I thought we played really well and it’s gutting that we didn’t get the result we wanted. Sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve, because we deserved to get the win today.
“The first 20 minutes was probably the best we’ve started all season. We felt comfortable and I, personally, thought we were going to nick something early doors. Their ‘keeper did make a couple of good saves but sometimes we need to be that little bit more clinical in front of goal and finish those chances off.
“They then had a quick free-kick which we didn’t defend well enough. A few people were saying it was offside but I haven’t had a chance to see it back yet so I can’t really comment but either way we should have defended better. We’ll look back at it, learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“Their second was a wonder goal although I thought it had gone out by at least a yard beforehand, that’s what me and Stephen Gleeson stopped for. Their guy then tries to cross it and it sneaks in the back post, it’s one of those things that happen.
“We’ve got two tough games coming up now, starting with Colchester away, and we will definitely go all out for six points. We’ll go into Tuesday with our confidence still high because although we’re gutted with the (Bradford City) result, there were a lot of positives we can take.
“We’ve definitely got a good enough team to go out there and get a result. I think we showed today that we can go out and dominate teams, we just need to start keeping more clean sheets and being a little bit more clinical in front of goal.”
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