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Brittain: We’ll pick ourselves up

Academy graduate talks bouncing back from the defeat to Wigan Athletic...

10 April 2018

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Callum Brittain insists MK Dons can’t afford to dwell on the past two results, as they turn their attention towards Saturday’s important clash with Doncaster Rovers at Stadium MK.

MK Dons, who were unlucky to be beaten by Blackburn Rovers on Easter Monday, fell to a second successive defeat last weekend as title-chasing Wigan Athletic ran out 5-1 winners at the DW Stadium.

Will Grigg opened the scoring just 11-minutes into the game before an Ethan Ebanks-Landell own goal doubled the Latics’ advantage.

Brittain reduced the deficit as the first-half drew to a close after the Academy graduate latched onto Peter Pawlett’s pass before slotting past Christian Walton from just inside the box.

Grigg, though, netted a further two goals in the second-half to complete his hat-trick while Nick Powell also added his name to the scoresheet.

The result kept the Dons inside the Sky Bet League One bottom four and, with only five games to play, Britain knows the team must bounce back quickly and look to their form prior to the defeats for encouragement.

“We have to keep our heads up and go again,” he told the media following Saturday’s defeat at Wigan Athletic. “We can't dwell on it – letting this get into our heads won't do anything for us.

“We went on a run of five unbeaten before this and we've shown we can get results from other teams so, while we're disappointed not to get any points here, we look forward to a big game against Doncaster this weekend, where we will be looking to get a result.”

He added: “It's going to be a massive few weeks now – it is five cup finals. We have to go into every game positive and give it our all.”

Brittain netted his second goal of the campaign in the 5-1 loss at the DW Stadium but the feeling was bittersweet for the youngster, who would have much preferred to walk away with a result.

“It’s always nice to score but the result was more important,” he said. “We always knew it would be tough but it was disappointing to lose like that.

“At 2-1 we all thought we could get back into it but we missed a couple of chances and they took theirs. We weren't good enough at either end and it cost us.”


Callum Brittain and MK Dons will look to bounce back this Saturday when they take on Doncaster Rovers at Stadium MK.

Tickets are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons Membership. Supporters can upgrade to East Centre for a £5 premium while a seat in clubRed is available for £10 more.

Club Dons members are entitled to a £2 discount on tickets, while Young Dons can save £1 on the matchday ticket price.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office/centre:mk kiosk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

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