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Reeves: Glad to be back

16 October 2019

Ben Reeves suffered injury earlier in the season, and as a result missed just under two months of football.

The fan favourite returned to action on Saturday during the Dons 1-0 defeat against Bristol Rovers.

It looked as if the midfielder hadn’t missed a game, with his creativity and trickiness in the final third down almost breaking down a tough-to-crack Rovers defence.

Following the game, Reeves noted his delighted following his return, but quickly added how disappointed he was following the full-time whistle.

“I’m glad to be back, I’ve worked hard to get here, and a massive thanks goes to the physios,” Reeves told the local media. “Most importantly though, we are all disappointed with the result – I feel we deserved something from the game.

“We had a great week in training, the intensity was brilliant and we started really well today. I think we deserved more, I’m gutted and I know the boys are as well, we wanted more. We know we can’t conceded goals like that, it’s difficult to say but I thought we were the better team.

“I know that doesn’t make a difference when you don’t win the game so it’s hard to take for us. It’s something we need to look at and build on.

“I’m disappointed because I wanted to do that little bit more, maybe I could’ve shot rather than crossing it. It’s one of those things, it was in my mind, do I turn and then try beat the man, but because it was such a tight area, I knew the best thing was to try cross it.”

Despite the defeat, Reeves feels the Dons done enough to take something away from the Memorial Stadium and says Paul Tisdale’s side can take positives away from the clash.

“The good thing about today was we did get in good areas, whereas in games previously, maybe we didn’t. I think the formation worked well for us today with the two boys higher up the pitch, they made some good runs in behind with the ball at their feet and they were able to make things happen.

“Hopefully, we can do a lot more of that and work on it and get a lot better.”


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