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Boss: Dons deserved three points

5 February 2017

Robbie Neilson was in good spirits after the 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers, even though he believed his MK Dons side deserved to win the Sky Bet League One clash.

Neilson’s Dons fell behind to the third-placed Trotters at Stadium MK but Kieran Agard’s fifth goal in as many games saw them extend their unbeaten league run to five matches.
 
“We know the difference between going 1-0 up and drawing and going 1-0 down and drawing is huge,” Neilson said afterwards. “While we're disappointed not to win, there's belief we can go places.
 
“In the second half, we had a lot of possession, there was some good movement and we created a lot of chances – we didn't create a lot of clear-cut chances but we got into some good areas.
 
“Bolton are a really good team, sitting third in the league so it shows how far we've come to be disappointed not to get the three points even after coming back from being 1-0 down.”
 
He added: “We can move on to Tuesday night and try and get the three points there.”





“Our defence stood tall – all four of them and Dave, who came out and cleared his lines too.”
 
“I've watched Bolton a lot and I've seen them go 1-0 up and the team they're playing crumble with the physicality.
 
As well as his side’s attacking performance in the second half, Neilson was also full of praise for his defenders and the way in which they dealt with the physicality of Bolton.



“Football is about entertainment and hopefully we'll see a few of the people who don't come regularly, coming back again.”
 
“It was a great occasion and that's what we want here – big crowds and exciting football.
 
Saturday’s game took place in front of a league-record crowd of 21,545, full of Milton Keynes residents who had redeemed a FREE ticket as part of the Club’s Gift of Football offer.

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