Will Grigg shared his thoughts after MK Dons fell short to top-of-the table Plymouth Argyle at Stadium MK.
Liam Manning’s men suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of a top-flight Plymouth side, who increased their unbeaten streak to 12 games. When questioned about the loss, Grigg said “We started well, but they took the lead, and it changed the rhythm of the game.
“It is difficult to say after a 4-1 defeat, but there were so many more positives to take from today as opposed to the previous two games.
“You could see that they’re a very good side. Ultimately, one team was full of confidence and the other was lacking for obvious reasons. We gave it everything, but you have to give it to Plymouth for their quality.
“Most of the goals we conceded came from mistakes, we want to play our way, and unfortunately we got caught out by their press, which cost us three sloppy goals.”
After cutting the deficit early on in the second-half, the forward added “At 3-1 we were on the front foot.
“We created chances and put them under a bit of pressure, but another mistake gifted them a goal which killed the game off.
“We know it's not good enough, but in terms of creating chances and being more positive, we've created more today than we have in the last two weeks, so we'll use that to boost us going forward.”
MK Dons haven’t seen success since their Papa John’s Trophy tie against West Ham Under-21s. Now, this week, the team prepare for their final group game of the Football League Trophy against Walsall, as well as this weekend’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Wycombe Wanderers.
When asked about turning around the tough spot that the Dons are currently in, the number nine had this to say “We're looking at every game as it comes.
“It's tough at the moment, but we'll need everyone, fans included, to turn it around. When I scored that goal, the atmosphere was probably the best it has been for a few weeks. The fans can sometimes suck the ball into the net.
“I know it’s not easy and everybody has their opinion, but we need to stick together. In League One you can go on a run and get out of trouble, that’s what we have to try and do, get a win and move on from there.”
MK Dons turn their attention to the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday when they take on Walsall at the Poundland Banks's Stadium.
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