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Ben: Unfortunate not to win

6 January 2014

Midfielder Ben Reeves believes MK Dons can perform even better than they did in their thrilling six-goal thriller at Wigan Atheltic in the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round.

The 21-year-old, signed in the summer from Southampton, grabbed a first half stoppage time brace as Karl Robinson’s men twice came from behind to earn themselves a well deserved replay with the holders at DW Stadium.

After Roger Espinoza and Jordi Gomez had put the Latics two goals up inside the opening half an hour, Reeves struck twice in the space of two minutes to bring the Dons on level terms heading into the interval.

Callum McManaman then restored the host’s lead but loan striker Patrick Bamford netted his 17th goal of the season in his final game for the Club to book a re-match next week at stadiummk.

And speaking after the game, a delighted Reeves told MK Dons Player: “I can imagine it was a good game to watch, especially for our away fans. We could have come away with a win and it’s unfortunate we didn’t, but at least, now, we can bring it back to our place and hopefully show everyone what we have got once again.

“I think if you watch the game back you would probably say the draw was a disappointment but at the same time coming from two down against the FA Cup holders is a good thing and I’m looking forward to the replay.

“We made a slow start in the first 20 minutes but we picked it up and it showed great spirit from the team to turn it around and bring the game to them.

“We needed to get together and get over what happened in the first 20 minutes and regroup again and in the end it proved that we were ready to push on again. However, we know we can play even better than that, so there’s a lot more to come from us.”

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