Paul Tisdale was disappointed to suffer defeat at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday but the MK Dons manager believes there was plenty his side can learn and take confidence from.
Tisdale’s side were edged out by the Chairboys in a five-goal thriller at Adams Park - a game where they twice came from behind only to concede a 90th-minute winner from none other than former MK Dons loanee David Wheeler.
While unhappy to walk away from South Bucks empty-handed, Tisdale is taking a pragmatic view this early in the season.
“We’re at that point of the season where we’re still finding out about the league and still finding our feet,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference.
“It was a really good game of football but, of course, we are disappointed [to lose]. It’s about scoring goals and scoring more than the opposition and we had our chances to do that.
“Generally, though, we had the right frame of mind and I was impressed and proud of large parts of our game and our desire to play the way we want to play.
“We had a clear idea of how we wanted to play. We certainly weren’t here to defend and hold on - we wanted to play and be attacking.
“We didn’t make that game our game by the end of it so the door was open for them. They they got hold of us in the final 20 minutes and they got their rewards for their upsurge. It was a really good goal - [Wheeler] took it really well.
“Here, you are one ball from the front away from conceding, no matter how well you’ve played to that point. They have got total clarity on their route to goal and I think they’re a really good team because of that.”
He added: “We’re disappointed, of course, because we had our chances but there was enough in that game for me to be optimistic about what type of team we can be.”
Tisdale’s Dons will have to pick themselves up quickly as Lincoln City head to Stadium MK on Tuesday with a perfect record after three matches.
“We’ve got a tough one at home on Tuesday and then on Saturday," the manager noted. We’ve got to learn quickly - I’ll learn quickly and the players will have to as well.”
Paul Tisdale's MK Dons will look to bounce back when they take on Lincoln City at Stadium MK on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm.
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