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Darren: Dons deserved victory

5 December 2016

Darren Potter felt MK Dons did more than enough to beat Charlton Athletic on Saturday, in front of their new manager Robbie Neilson.

Potter & Co dominated their Emirates FA Cup tie at The Valley and went agonisingly close to winning the contest in the second half – having one goal disallowed for offside and a late strike blocked on the line.

“I think we did more than enough (to win),” Potter told MK Dons PlayerHD.

“(Before the game) he spoke mainly about what we wanted to see from us, which was to work hard and get about people.

While new boss Neilson didn’t take charge of Saturday’s game – the responsibilities remained with Richie Barker – the Scotsman did speak to the team before the game, at half-time and at the end of the 90 minutes.

“We probably didn’t create as many chances as we’d have liked given how much possession we had in the first half but overall I thought we were certainly the better side and deserved a little bit more out of the game.”

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“There are certainly things we can improve on, which I’m sure we will in the coming weeks. He hasn’t had a chance to get on the training pitch and implement his own ideas which I’m sure he will do from now on – it’s exciting times to see what he brings to the table.”

“He came in (at half-time) and gave us some encouraging words. He was happy with how the first half went and likewise we came in at the end and was happy with how the second half went.

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