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Ben: Relieved after deserved winner

17 February 2014

Midfielder Ben Reeves admitted he was relieved when he saw his stoppage time strike cross the line on Saturday afternoon.

Reeves struck in the 92nd minute this past weekend to complete a dramatic second-half turnaround by MK Dons, who secured back-to-back victories for the first time this calendar year with the 2-1 victory.

The late winner, which came after loanee Samir Carruthers’ terrific solo effort cancelled out Adam Lockwood’s first-half header, was nothing less than the men from MK1 deserved, a sentiment which was echoed by Reeves after the game.

Speaking to MK Dons Player, the 21-year-old said: “(My feeling) was more of relief because we were pushing as much as we could to get the goal and eventually it came.

“We were disappointed as a team with our first-half performance but the good thing is we were able to turn it around in the second half and come out positively.

“It was a great goal from Samir (to get us level), he’s capable of scoring goals like that and creating chances like that.

“The half just seemed to be going on forever so I always thought we’d be able to get one more clear-cut chance. We had a couple of close chances before but eventually that chance came and we’re thankful for that.

“I thought it was brilliant the way (the fans) got behind us the whole game. The fact they had belief in us to get that late goal certainly helped us.”

The result, MK Dons’ first come-from-behind victory since May 2012, sees Karl Robinson’s side close the gap on the play-off places to seven points with 16 games to play but Reeves insists he and his team-mates are solely focused on tomorrow’s clash with Preston North End.

Reeves added: “We’re just trying to concentrate on the next game and that’s the mentality we’ve had going into our last two games.

“It’s what we need to keep doing instead of worrying where we could be or should be in the table. We just need to concentrate on the next game and keep trying to get three points in every game we play.

“The main thing for us now is to concentrate on Tuesday and hopefully get another three points then.”

Click here to watch a short teaser of that interviewBen Reeves was speaking MK Dons Player in the aftermath of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Oldham. 

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