Lee Hodson insists the side’s last two performances have been ‘nowhere near good enough’ and has called upon his team-mates to respond.
MK Dons were beaten for the second time in a week on Tuesday night by a Carlisle United side who sit just above the relegation zone in Sky Bet League 1. The result saw the Dons’ torrid mid-week away form continue and the gap between them and the play-off places increase to 12 points.
And right-back Hodson admits the results have been far from acceptable. Speaking to MK Dons Player, he said: “We’ve got to take a good look at ourselves because that’s two losses on the bounce now and we know the performances have been nowhere near good enough from anyone.
“It’s disappointing that we couldn’t give the fans that travelled a result. We appreciate the support and it’s great to see those fans coming to support us and we’re sorry we didn’t get them the result they wanted to go home with.
“There were some strong words said in the dressing room but we’ve got to stick together now, get through this patch and come out fighting. We’ve got to look back at the games ourselves and see where we’ve gone wrong and see what we can do better.
“We’re all going to have a good sit down and go through the last two games because we need to turn this around.”
The Dons don’t have to wait too long to turn it around with Tranmere Rovers visiting stadiummk this weekend for what will be another difficult test for Karl Robinson’s side.
“We need to start turning things around again starting with Tranmere” Hodson added. “I believe we’ve still got two games in hand so it’s not too late to turn things around if we can start picking up results.
“We’ve got to really knuckle down now and look to Tranmere on Saturday and get the three points that we definitely need.”