Ryan Watson couldn’t help but hide his blues after Jason Shackell’s 94th-minute header condemned MK Dons to a 2-1 defeat against league leaders Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon.
The midfielder labelled The Imps last minute winner as ‘disappointing’ but did reiterate that he saw a step forwards in terms of performance from the Forest Green draw and feels the Dons were positive in their play.
Paul Tisdale’s men had initially taken the lead after Rhys Healey’s well-taken solo effort found its way past Josh Vickers, however, goals from Shay McCarten and Jason Shackell ensured it was Lincoln who were celebrating come the final whistle.
“We’re all disappointed,” Watson told the media in his post-match interview.
“I felt like we deserved something from the game and to conceded late on – it’s very disappointing.
“I thought we more than matched Lincoln, we could’ve easily won the game ourselves - we came here to win the game but unfortunately we didn’t. We’re going to move on, put together as many points as we can and look to win every game we play.”
Watson continued, “I think we showed that with the positive substitutions that we made – it just wasn’t meant to be. This was a big step forward from the Forest Green game as I think the performance was much better. I feel we had a lot more energy in the team – we’ve got to take it on the chin and move forward from here.”
Watson & Co. won’t have to wait long to bounce back from the defeat as they are back in action tomorrow night against Yeovil Town.
“It’s good that we had another game on Tuesday night as we can put the result right and improve.
“Of course we are flat after this, but we’ll pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and go again.”
Ryan Watson and MK Dons will look to bounce back on Tuesday night when they travel to Huish Park to take on Yeovil Town.
Tickets are priced at £21 adults, £17 seniors, £10 16-23 year-olds and £3 under-16s tickets, if bought from MK Dons before 12 noon on Tuesday. Tickets bought on the night at Huish Park will be subject to a price increase.
Supporters with a disability can book tickets for £17 and are entitled to a FREE personal assistant.
Travel is available for this fixture priced at £21 for Season Ticket holders and £22 for all other supporters. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 2pm.
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