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Grayson: We showed great character to get something out of the game

28 September 2021

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the media after seeing his side come back to draw 3-3 against Milton Keynes Dons at Stadium MK on Tuesday night.

Both Town’s Ged Garner and the Dons’ Scott Twine secured their braces in the first half of the six-goal thriller, with substitute Dan Batty coming on to cancel out Twine’s hat-trick with just a minute to go.

Here’s what the Gaffer had to say after the game:

On the game…

“As a manager, you’d like a 1-0 sometimes but it was always going to be one of those games because we’re a good team, we pass the ball around and they’re a good team as well, the records speak for themselves, the number of passes they have, the amount of times they dominate the ball during the game.

“We had a set plan of how we are going to play and where we wanted to let them have the ball and try and pick their pockets and make sure when we get it we pass the ball around and ask questions and the game plan worked really well.

“We went 3-2 down to three absolutely stunning goals, to be fair it was some hat-trick, but we showed great character to get something out of the game.”

On the character of his players…

“I think someone said all our points have come from losing which speaks volumes of the character and the spirit of the dressing room and the quality as well, we don’t give up and we asked questions of a really good team tonight.

“We started the game and gave the ball away too cheaply but once we found the first, second, and third pass we were able to play through them, we had the composure to move it around, to pass it down the sides and try to hurt them and Garner got into great positions and finished two great chances.

“We’ve played a lot of tough games lately and we’re on a good run and we’ve got a lot of good quality and belief and hopefully it stands us in good stead for the rest of the season.”

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