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Robbie rues missed opportunities

10 April 2017

Robbie Neilson and his MK Dons side were left to rue missed chances after their frustrating draw with Swindon Town.

Neilson’s men dominated Saturday’s clash at The County Ground and took a deserved lead just before half-time when Kieran Agard converted from the penalty spot.

They had a number of opportunities to extend their advantage in the second period but couldn’t find the net and they were made to pay in the final minute of regulation time when Jonathan Obika pounced on a defensive mistake to earn the Robins a share of the spoils.

“If our finishing was better we'd be talking about a 5-0 win,” Neilson said after the match. “We created great opportunities but we weren't clinical enough - it was our fault we didn't win the game.





“I can't ask more from Ed because he's getting in there. The most important thing is him, Stuart O'Keefe, Harvey Barnes and Ben Reeves get in the box and they did that today. On another day, he might have had more goals, but that will come.
On Ed Upson’s missed chance

“We were playing a team down at the bottom and they had to win today. We knew at 2-0 it'd be over but at 1-0 they were chucking everything at us. Credit to them, they took their chance."
On Swindon’s late equaliser
Here’s what else Neilson had to say in his post-match interview...

“You can't say we weren't the most dominant team, so we don't have to raise our game moving forward, we just have to match what we did here but put the ball in the net.

“The positives we can take are that we are creating chances - if we didn't create anything, we'd have questions to ask.


On Lee Nicholls’ inclusion over David Martin

“We've picked up a few points recently and we need to carry that on. We've got games coming up that we want to win.“
On responding this Friday against Scunthorpe United

“Dave was out with a back spasm and only trained in the last few days so I felt it was right to let Lee keep his place. Lee has done really well in the games he's been in and I thought he did very well again.”

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