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Fish: The second half wasn’t us

22 January 2021

Andrew Fisher says Russell Martin and his players are frustrated with their second half showing in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Fleetwood Town.

MK Dons dominated the opening stages of the game and raced ahead to a 3-0 lead courtesy of Joe Mason’s 29-minute hat-trick.

The Dons, however, let Fleetwood Town back into the game with Fisher himself having to make a number of impressive saves to keep the opposition at back.

Speaking after the full-time whistle on Tuesday, Fisher noted the whole squad are disappointed with their showing after the break.

“We have really high standards and we all share them,” Fisher told iFollow MK Dons. “We class ourselves as a footballing team and I think everyone knows that now. That’s not the game we want to play in the second half.

“I think every game we get beat we react well, the first-half I thought we were excellent and got the three goals but I think second-half we made it really hard for ourselves, I think we defended too much and didn’t get the ball down enough – at the end of the day we got the three points and we move on.”

Another former Blackburn Rovers man who was impressive on Tuesday night was Ben Gladwin. The Midfielder effortlessly picked out players effortlessly and provided Fisher with an outlet pass to start the attack from the back.

“Ben makes it so easy for me to give him the ball facing me, he’s always showing for it and I know if I give him the ball he either plays it out the other side or turns the defender – he makes football look easy.

“It’s credit to the coaching team because every single player is well drilled to do what we want to do and no matter who it is – they can do the job.”

Fisher also reserved praise for Warren O’Hora was returned from injury to complete 90-minutes, while he also highlighted hat-trick hero Joe Mason.

“I thought Warren was very good, it was a different position for him today, and it’s completely different from playing on the right side. It’s a lot more demanding for him and I thought his first game back from injury he done really well.

“Joe’s finishing is top class and you’ve seen that tonight. He got three chances and scores all three of them. I’m made up for him and he made a big impact coming on. He works really hard when he comes on and in training each day he works very hard. He deserved them goals.”

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Russell Martin's MK Dons return to action this coming Tuesday evening when they take on Charlton Athletic at Stadium MK, looking to secure their third home win in succesion.

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