Karl Robinson felt his MK Dons side stood up to the test of promotion-chasing Rotherham United on Saturday.
The men from MK1 managed to hold the 5th-placed Millers to a 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon, despite going into the game with seven first-team players out injured and being reduced to 10 men early in the second half.
“You’re never going to look comfortable against a good Rotherham team because they’re a very difficult team to play against, but we’ve come here with seven players out and really stood up to the challenge,” Robinson told MK Dons Player.
“If you had offered us a draw before kick-off we probably would have taken it. They did knock on the door many times but it was still disappointing to hold on for so long and then concede so late.
“We can walk out of here with tremendous credit because the players showed great endeavour and I thought it made for a really good game.”
Saturday was the second time in the space of six days that the Dons had held a side which could be playing Championship football next season to a 2-2 draw, following their four-goal thriller with Brentford on Easter Monday.
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He added: “It’s been a difficult season but we’ve definitely refused to go down without a fight.
“We’re sat in ninth at the moment which, with all the adversity we’ve had this year, is a tremendous testament to the players. We want to go out with a win on the final day of the season.”