A first senior goal to earn a point for his side and the Man of the Match award to take home – Callum Brittain has certainly had worse Saturday afternoons.
Brittain, a first-half substitute in last weekend’s draw with Oxford United, helped the Dons weather an early storm from their visitors with a strong defensive display before bagging a crucial equaliser with an excellent left-footed strike which got Stadium MK off its feet.
“I’m lost for words,” Brittain said in his post-match interview with iFollow MK Dons. “I cut inside and there was no other option so I just thought I’d put my foot through it and it’s gone in – it’s an overwhelming feeling.”
The full-back continued: “I love getting forward as a full-back, getting crosses in and cutting inside. There was a lot of space outside and it was a good game for me to get involved in.
“At the back, it makes my life easier when there are players like (George Williams, Scott Wootton and Scott Golbourne) around me, constantly talking.”
Brittain’s goal was the standout moment of a strong second-half performance from the Dons, who were arguably unlucky not to walk away with more than a point.
“I thought we were on top for most of the second half and we could have gone on to get one or two more. They came out really strong and their combination play was good but second half we were dominant and were unlucky not to score.
“We could have had three (points) but we’re at a place now where we can definitely push on with a bit of confidence about us.
“It’s a good confidence-booster because all the players know we could have gone on to win the game. It’s just about building on this now.”