Darren Potter says the team were disappointed to let slip a one-goal lead on Tuesday but insists each player is eager to respond this weekend against Preston North End.
“We’re very disappointed, naturally, having had a one-lead at home - it must be one of the first times at home in the league where we’ve lost from a winning position,” Potter told MK Dons Player after Tuesday’s loss. “The boys are obviously downhearted at the moment.
“That’s back-to-back defeats for us now, which is obviously not what we wanted at this stage of the season but we’ve just got to move on from it - the game is done now and we just need to look forward to Saturday.
“We need to stay positive and look at the bigger picture. It seems like nobody wants to grasp that second place at the moment so it is all still to play for with plenty more points there to pick up.
“We know, going into Saturday, that it is going to be a huge game. It’s another chance here, in front of our fans, to go and put things right.”
Although the Dons were beaten at home for only the third time in the league this season by the Spireites, Potter is keen to reassure supporters that confidence remains high and that the squad still believes they can be successful in 2014/15.
“When you’ve lost a game, morale couldn’t be any lower but I’m sure the lads will come back in and they’ll be raring to go again. We’ll put Chesterfield behind us and move ahead for Saturday.
“We are where we are for a reason – the season, so far, has been nothing short of brilliant. We’ve by no means done the job and there are still plenty of points to pick up. We’re still right in the pack and with a win on Saturday, that will go some way to keeping us where we want to be.”
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