Liam Manning’s men returned to Stadium MK, where they faced Sheffield Wednesday. The first home game of the season resulted in a narrow 1-0 defeat, which was decided by a controversial penalty. Bradley Johnson shared his thoughts with the press, following his Stadium MK debut.
Windass’ penalty was the deciding factor within the 90 minutes played, although MK Dons suffered their second consecutive defeat, Johnson expressed that there are ‘so many positives’ to gather from the most-recent match.
The Dons continued to sustain their attacks throughout the second half, but Stockdale’s heroics ensured that Liam Manning’s men couldn’t find an equaliser. When questioned about the defeat, Johnson said:
“It's frustrating to lose a game like that, for it to be down to a decision that we all felt wasn't right. That being said, there were a lot of positives to take.
“I felt we had one of the favourites to get promoted from the league on the backfoot for the majority of the game. It just didn't drop for us but It’s not the end of the world, the performances have been good. We know the first half at Cambridge wasn’t up to our standard, but we were knocking on the door, we just couldn’t get the goal we needed and it's the same today.
“On another day those chances go in, it’s frustrating not to score but there are so many positives, if we continue to play like that, we’ll pick up points.”
Johnson will spend his ninth senior year of football with the Dons, after signing for the club on July 22nd. The midfielder not only brings high-quality, but also a wealth of experience which can be transferred to the young MK Dons side. When questioned about his Stadium MK move, the number 14 replied:
“From day one I've felt welcome, everybody has made me feel a part of it. We’re a team that likes to play, which suits me well. We’ll continue to stick together and play our football.
“With my experience I'll always try and drive the young lads on. I'd hate to play against our wingers, Dan at right back has a great engine and towards the end of games, when they sit back, our width will be key.
“You must remember It's the first season for a lot of these players and they'll learn more each day, this is a great environment for their development.”