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Dean: Positives in draw

24 November 2015

Dean Bowditch believes the Dons did enough to beat Fulham but says there are still positives to take from the performance.

Bowditch found the bottom right corner with a half-volley 29 minutes into Saturday’s clash to put the men from MK1 ahead, only for Moussa Dembele to level for the Cottagers moments before half-time.

The 29-year-old had gone close to doubling both his and the side’s tally just prior to Dembele’s equaliser while striker Simon Church went close to connecting with Josh Murphy’s fizzing cross late on.

In the end, though, the Dons were forced to settle for a point – something Bowditch and his teammates are willing to take given their league position.

“Possibly it was a fair result but we feel we could have won it as much as them,” the winger told MK Dons PlayerHD. “It’s disappointing in a way but we’ll take every point as it comes at the moment.

“Both teams could have won it. We had some good chances, they had some good chances - (Moussa) Dembele missed a really good chance for them in the first half and then they cleared one off the line for us.

“It was a little nervy towards the end but we defended fantastically. We nearly nicked it – Churchy was inches away from getting us the result. We’ll take the point, though and there are a lot of positives to take out of it.”

He continued: “If we keep playing like that then we’re bound to start picking up some wins. I think the fans can see that we’re not losing points through a lack of effort.

“The boys are really putting it in and working hard for each other. As long as we keep doing that then the quality will prevail.”

“If I can keep going out there and nicking a few goals to help the team then I’ll keep doing it. I’m working as hard as I can to keep this team in this division because we deserve to be here.”

“I want to win games and if I contribute to that then great but I’d sacrifice a goal or two to have a few more points on the board.

Bowditch took his tally for the season to three with the strike but the Dons’ number nine, who has totalled 13 appearances in 2015/16 says he’d happily sacrifice his goals for more points.

Next up for Bowditch and the Dons is a trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers- tickets are priced at £28 adults, £12 under-12s and £10 under-12s while travel is available from £15 adults and £14 for other supporters.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/the kiosk at thecentre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets must be bought before 5pm as they will not be available on matchday.

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