Scott Wootton insists MK Dons will fight to the very end as they look to upset the odds and secure Sky Bet League One safety come the end of the season.
Ike Ugbo’s first-half goal looked to have put Dan Micciche’s side on course for victory, however, an inspiring goalkeeping performance from Doncaster’s Mark Marosi combined with some clinical finishing from John Marquis gave the visitors all three points at Stadium MK.
“We have to fight,” Wootton told the media following the full-time whistle.
“We’ll need a bit of luck and results will need to go our way. We can’t control anything elsewhere, we have to win our last four games.
“It’s incredibly frustrating for the whole team because we’re not killing teams off when we’re on top. When the other team gets on top – we’re conceding soft goals.
“If there’s a game that sums up our season it was Doncaster. At 1-0, any team at any level will get chances, they took theirs and we didn’t take ours.”
Wootton described Saturday’s defeat as ‘sickening’ as Doncaster levelled the scoring just four minutes into the second-half. The visitors then took the lead on the hour mark to condemn the men from MK1 to their third consecutive defeat.
“We knew it was a massive game and had to be treated as a ‘must-win’ – so it’s sickening to lose really.
“I think the timing of the first goal killed us. We had a good first half, created a lot of chances and then gave away such a soft goal.
“Even then, we had chances, two or three good ones and haven't taken them, and then it was another really bad goal to concede.”