MK Dons must find a way to salvage points in games like Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Southend United, according to manager Paul Tisdale.
Tisdale’s Dons were beaten 1-0 by the Shrimpers at Stadium MK with Charlie Kelman striker after just five minutes strike proving the difference.
“We should have scored,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference. “We had over 90 minutes to put pressure on an opposition who were intent on defending.
“They got a goal in the first few minutes and they had a long 90 minutes to defend but they were resolute. I can’t criticise what they did – I could only hope we would find a way to score and we didn’t.
“We tried really hard with a lot of effort and forward thrust but we have to be better in terms of putting the ball in the net. We needed more craft, more guile. We had 90 minutes there so plenty of opportunity.
“We’re not at full strength with our creative players but we’ve got to find a way. Is that how I us in those situations, which one or two players missing, yes. But I would see us playing better and putting the ball in the back of the net.
“We have to meet every challenge and we have to find a way to come out on top and we didn’t. We had plenty of opportunity and we should be good enough to do so.”
He continued: “That’s two blanks here this week. We’re very disappointed but we’ve got to take it and think about.”