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AFC Wimbledon stalemate frustrates Robbie

Boss reflects on the goalless draw at Stadium MK...

15 January 2018

Robbie Neilson was frustrated that MK Dons could only muster a draw against AFC Wimbledon and knows his side need to become more consistent if they are to convert draws into wins.

Neilson’s men had chances during Saturday’s contest to claim an important victory at Stadium MK but were unable to find a way past the AFC Wimbledon defence and were forced to settle for a point.

“We’re really disappointed not to take all three points,” Neilson said in his post-match interview.

“I don’t think either manager could say their team didn’t work hard or give full commitment, but I think there was a lack of quality at times and that was the biggest disappointment for me.”

He added, “We had a great chance in the first-half that we probably should have scored and that would’ve made it a different game.

In the end, I think it was two teams that never really opened. We weren’t expansive enough and that was very disappointing.”

Here’s what else Neilson covered in his post-match press conference.

Impact from the bench...
“We were obviously without Osman Sow and Ike Ugbo so we put a couple of the younger ones on the bench as we felt they’d give us that energy coming on. I think Sam Nombe did well – he’s still got a lot of work to do but he’s got the pace to cause problems at this level.”

Northampton clash another must-win...
“If you go back over the last few months we’ve had a lot of must-wins – we said it about today’s game but we didn’t manage to do it. We now move onto the weekend where we have to win.”

Ike Ugbo’s absence...
“We had an agreement with Chelsea – the agreement was that he would play against QPR and not available for this one. Originally he was meant to come after this game because they have a game [on Sunday] but they let us take him early as there was a worry that someone would take him if we waited too long. He’ll be back with us during the week.”

Injuries to Scott Golbourne and Joe Walsh...
“They are going in for operations so the two of them are going to be out for an extended period – probably the end of the season. It’s a big disappointment for us.”

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Robbie Neilson and MK Dons will be looking to return to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to Sixfields Stadium to take on Northampton Town.

Tickets are priced at £22 adults, £18 seniors/under-21s and £10 under-18s while under-7s go FREE, if bought in advance of matchday.

Travel, meanwhile, is available at £14 adults and £13 over-65s/under-18s with a £1 discount for Season Ticket holders and members.

To book tickets and travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/centre:mk store or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 5pm on Friday.


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