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Baldock: We need to dig deep

24 November 2016


Baldock: We need to dig deep

24 November 2016

George Baldock insists there are no excuses for MK Dons letting slip their 2-1 lead in Tuesday’s defeat with Chesterfield.

Baldock & Co looked on course to secure their first home win of the season after strikes from Daniel Powell and Ryan Colclough had cancelled out Jay O’Shea’s opener, but two goals in the space of four minutes from the visitors saw the men from MK1 fall to a frustrating defeat.

“It’s not good enough,” Baldock told the press after the game. “It’s a game we totally dominated but, again, we made a few mistakes and we were punished for it.

“We looked naive. We could see they were getting men behind the ball but we weren’t moving it quickly. We had plenty of opportunities to get into good areas but we turned it down and unfortunately we lost.

“It is game management and it’s something we need to get better at. Richie (Barker) highlighted it but there’s only so much information he can get onto the pitch – we are professional footballers and we should know how to see a game out with 15 minutes to go.”

He continued: “We’ve got to dig ourselves out of it because we are in a relegation scrap at the minute.

“The fans have brilliant with us but they demand more and we demand more of ourselves, of course. It’s just so frustrating that we can’t get that win for them.”

During his post-match interview, Baldock was asked the question regarding the managerial situation and whether or not the lack of a permanent boss was having an effect on the group.

The right-back had this to say: “We just need to do our jobs. We’re playing for this Club, we’ve been recruited to this Club and this Club demands results.

“It certainly hasn’t gone to plan so far this season – I, for one, thought we’d be pushing right at the top of the table so to be so far away is very disappointing.

“I’m sure the Chairman has all basis covered. You wouldn’t want him to rush into a decision and choose somebody doesn’t fit in. It’s his job to pick the right person and who are we to argue with that.”

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