Scott Wootton wants MK Dons to prove that the defeat to Bradford City was nothing more than a bump in the road by returning to winning ways at Portsmouth this weekend.
The men from MK1 were beaten 4-1 by the Bantams at Stadium MK last Saturday – their first defeat in five matches and the first game in five that they had conceded in.
They have the chance this weekend to bounce back when they take on Pompey at Fratton Park and defender Wootton hopes they can get back in the win column down on the south coast.
“We’ve been on a good run, taking 10 points from 12 before (Bradford) so hopefully it’s just a blip,” he told iFollow MK Dons after last week’s loss in Milton Keynes.
“We’ll work hard in the week and get ready for Portsmouth. We’ll look to go down there, get another clean sheet and another away win.”
While last Saturday proved to be a tough afternoon for all Dons inside Stadium MK, things could have been much different had they not been forced to play all-but five minutes of the contest with 10 men – Aaron Tshibola the man dismissed early on for a professional foul.
Wootton admits it was always going to be an uphill battle after the red card. He said: “Going 10 v 11 so early on changes the complex of the game – it makes it a lot harder. We were always going to be chasing it from then on because they are a good side.
“I thought we gave it a good go and got the goal just before half-time which gave us a lift and probably deflated them a little bit. We started the second half positively and it would have been great to get an equaliser because that would have given us something to hang on to.
“The third goal has killed us. Up until that point we looked quite dangerous going forward and created some decent opportunities.”
He concluded: “Whenever you lose 4-1 at home it’s incredibly frustrating and disappointing. Overall, it was a disappointing day but there are some positives we can take.”
Tickets for Saturday's clash at Portsmouth are priced at £23 adults, £17 seniors, £15 under-23s while under-18s can attend for £10 if unaccompanied by an adult/senior or £5 if they are accompanied.
Travel is available for this fixture, priced at £23 adults and £22 over-65s and under-18s. Season Ticket holders and members are entitled to a £1 discount on travel tickets.
To book tickets and travel click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available from the Club until 5pm on Friday.