Goals from Baker, Grigg and Alli were enough for the DonsGraham Alexander believes this evening’s scoreline was a harsh reflection on his side’s performance as they went down 3-0 to MK Dons at Highbury.
Goals in the second half from Lewis Baker, Will Grigg and Dele Alli were enough to see off Town, as the Dons continued their promotion push.
Alexander handed a first full start to youngster Ash Hunter, whilst naming midfielder Antoni Sarcevic as his captain.
After the game, he said: “I think it was a harsh scoreline. Milton Keynes are obviously a very good team with a lot of firepower, and that’s won them the game in the end.
“We knew of their qualities but I thought we more than matched them all over the pitch. Some of the football we played was fantastic to see.
“I said to the players after the game that it was a very harsh result, but football is a harsh game and you have to learn from it.
“There were a lot of positives to take from tonight performance wise, and there were some fantastic individual performances.
“Tyler played exceptionally well again, Ash was superb and took the game to some vastly experienced defenders, and Sarc was mature with the armband.
“There were other good performances too such as Conor McLaughlin playing in an unfamiliar role in front of the back four.
“It’s good to see that these young boys are stepping over the line and enjoying their football and straining to win games for this Club.
“We can look at that team and see the potential in it, and there’s a lot to be optimistic about going forward.
“MK Dons have been at this level for a few years now and are at the top level for a reason. Karl knows the league very well.
“I was more pleased with how we matched them though. We created chances and hit the crossbar in the first. These are the fine margins in football.”