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Ben: Bristol draw could prove valuable

20 January 2014

Ben Reeves believes Saturday’s draw could prove to be an important result if the side can take three points off Crewe Alexandra tomorrow night.

MK Dons drew 2-2 with struggling Bristol City at Ashton Gate this past weekend, despite holding a two-goal advantage after 36 minutes. Shaun Williams and Reeves got the early goals for Karl Robinson’s side but they were later pegged back by a second-half brace from their former striker Sam Baldock.

Although frustrating, the point does see the Dons remain just six points adrift of the play-off places and Reeves feels that the result could prove to be a valuable one, if he and his team-mates can take full advantage of their game-in-hand with Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday.

Speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio at Ashton Gate on Saturday, the 22-year-old said: “It was just a shame, after playing so well in the first half, to not be able to keep that going in the second half. Somebody asked me if it was fatigue but I’m not sure it was, it was just one of those things.

“They’re a good team and I don’t think they deserve to be where they are in the table. They got that goal early in the second half which lifted them massively. 

“It's disappointing but it’ll be a good point if we can get three points at Crewe on Tuesday. Hopefully we can get the (win) there and then that’ll make this a good point. Four points from these two games is good and that is what we need to get into the top six.”

Saturday’s game saw Reeves net his eighth goal of what is turning out to be a fantastic debut season for the young midfielder but the man who joined from Southampton in the summer insists he still has room for improvement.

He added:”I’m doing alright but I’d like to do even better. I’m still working with Gary after the game, looking at clips and just trying to get better and better. With all the games we’ve played I feel I’ve lost a bit of sharpness but I’m looking to try and get that back and keeping working hard.”

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