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Boss: Small details the difference

24 April 2017

Robbie Neilson felt the ‘small details’ were the difference in MK Dons’ defeat to Sky Bet League One champions Sheffield United.

Neilson’s Dons looked more than a match for their opponents during the first half of Saturday’s clash at Stadium MK but Leon Clarke’s header just before the whistle swung the contest in favour of the Blades, who never looked back en route to a 3-0 triumph.

“It's the small details, when you're playing the big teams, that make the difference,” Neilson said in his post-match press conference.



“He did himself proud. He’s still got a way to go so he needs to make sure he goes away and works hard over the summer. You can see he’s got talent – he just needs to start doing it consistently now.”
Brandon Thomas-Asante

“It shows us where we are and where we want to get to. It’s a good benchmark for next year. We want to be there in that situation next year. We want to be the top team in the league – it's the reason we're in football.”
Benchmark game
Here’s what else Neilson had to say in his post-match press conference...

“It was little bit of quality that wins them the game.”

“We had a chance which we should have scored and then they go up the other end and do score. If we (went into half-time) at 1-0 or 0-0 then we would have had a foothold in the game but we gave away a poor goal from a corner in the 45th minute and it totally changed it.



“It is (going to be a busy summer) for us. There are players that will be coming, players that will be going. It's important to get the right players and not rush in to fill the squad with players who aren’t going to improve us.”
Busy summer approaching

“It depended on how the game turned out really. Dave has been a fantastic servant to the Club – he has brought a lot of good memories here and he has a great relationship with everyone. I felt it was a fitting tribute to get him on the pitch. He's disappointed not to have played the last few games but it was important for him to get out there and see everyone.”
David Martin farewell

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