Nicky Maynard was in a positive yet realistic frame of mind after scoring his first goal for the Dons and playing his part in another encouraging display.
However, the 28-year-old was keen to highlight the strengths in the performance, which followed fellow strong showings against Hull City and Charlton Athletic – the latter of which the Dons won 1-0.
He told MK Dons PlayerHD: “It is positive because we know we’ve played quite well. But the league table doesn’t lie, we haven’t got anything from those two games (against Hull and Brighton) but we’d like to think we can match it against those top teams.”
In what was an emphatic way to open his account for the club, Maynard shrugged off a challenge from Lewis Dunk and unleashed a low drive from 25 yards which gave Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale no chance.
When asked about his goal, the former West Ham man replied: “I got the ball from Potts and I pinned the defender but I knew he was a bit tight so I turned him and got half a yard and just got my shot of.”
Clearly upbeat and confident after his goal, Maynard said: “I’m getting more confident with every game that I am playing. It’s the first 90 minutes that I have played, I’m feeling good and there will be more goals to come from me.”