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Reeves: Dominant display deserved more

21 September 2015

Ben Reeves admits the Dons were ‘frustrated’ not to come away from Saturday’s clash against Leeds United with any points.

The men from MK1 put in a dominant display at stadiummk but were punished by first-half goals from Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor, the former of which came from the penalty spot.

Simon Church did pull one back for Karl Robinson’s men but, with 10 men following the dismissal of Samir Carruthers, they weren’t able to snatch a second goal late on.

"Of course we’re frustrated," Reeves told MK Dons PlayerHD after the game. "If you don’t get the points you’re always going to be unhappy but it’s obviously very tough when you’ve played well.

"It was a positive that we were the team more likely to score at the end even though we had 10 men. Even with 10 men we kept going – we were never going to give up."

He continued: "The important thing for us now is to just try and get that next win in the league and hopefully that will bring back that winning mentality that we had at the start of the season."

Reeves made his return from a five-week injury lay-off in Saturday’s clash at stadiummk, replacing Rob Hall in midfield on 58 minutes, and the 23-year-old says he’s now feeling fit.

"I feel good at the moment. We’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks with what games I’ll be playing and how many minutes I can get – hopefully I can play a part in most games and help the team get some positive results."

One game Reeves will no doubt want to be a part of is Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie against his former club Southampton. The playmaker began his career with the Hampshire club before leaving to join the Dons in 2013.

"When the fixture first came out it was in my mind straight away as one to get back for and hopefully I’ll play a part in that game.

"The most important thing for us is to do well in the league and any cup run that we have would be a bonus."

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