MK Dons defender Scott Wootton was left frustrated by his team’s defeat by Doncaster, and felt the game summed up his side’s season.
Wootton spoke to the media after the defeat, which had seen his side take the lead before Doncaster struck a second half double.
The result added up to frustration for the Dons’ defender, who felt the result summarised familiar issues in a difficult campaign for the Dons.
He said, “Its incredibly frustrating for the whole team. For parts of the game, we’re doing the right things and playing well but aren’t killing teams off when on top. Then when the other team’s on top, we’re giving away soft goals and its killing us. If there was a game that summed our season up, it was this one.
“We played well in parts, especially in the first half that led to them making a first half sub and changing shape. But at 1-0, any team is going to get chances. They took theirs, and we didn’t take ours.”
The result left the defender disappointed, with the team unable to pick up vital points in the battle to maintain their League One status.
He said, “Its massive disappointment. We knew it was a huge game and we treated it as must-win. We created more than enough chances to win it, so its all sickening.”
Wootton also felt the timing of Doncaster’s equaliser was pivotal, with Rovers striking in the opening minutes of the second half.
He said, “The timing of the first goal kills us. We had a really good first half where we created chances, then gave away a soft goal. Even then, we still had chances including two or three good situations we didn’t take, then conceded another bad goal.”
With four games to go of the League One season, MK Dons are four points from safety, although the gap could be extended depending on results in midweek. But with 12 points to play for, Wootton reiterated calls to look to win all the matches and keep the Dons’ hopes alive.
He said, “We have to fight for our lives. We’re going to need luck and results to go our way, but we can’t control other teams. We’ve got to focus on ourselves and try to win all 4 games.”