While disappointed his side’s dominance wasn’t fully rewarded, MK Dons boss Russell Martin is willing to accept Saturday’s point as a positive one.
Martin’s Dons enjoyed 64% of the possession in their Sky Bet League One opener with Doncaster Rovers but were forced to come from behind and salvage a 1-1 draw late on.
“In the 86th minute, I looked to Luke and said if we lose this, I'm going to be angry and disappointed,” the manager said in his post-match press conference.
“I think a point was the least we deserved. We dominated the majority of the game, created good chances and while we looked a bit anxious early on in front of goal, as the game great on we looked better in that final third.
“After we conceded, we got a bit ragged, which disappointing, but we recovered mentally and physically looked strong at the end. Even after the equaliser, we had two really good chances which would've won us the game.
“It's positive to come from behind, and it's a good point against a side who will be very good at this level. But a point is the minimum of what we deserved.”
Cargill was the man to rescue the Dons a point, finishing off an excellent attacking move for his first MK Dons goal.
“If that goal is not an example of remaining calm and patient and simple in the final third, I don't know what else we can show them,” Martin commented.
“Baily is playing a position which really suits him and will get him in the box a lot. He's got technical qualities that not many others have, so if he can show that composure every week, we know he'll get a fair share of goals.”