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5 May 2018

Gaffer reflects on MK Dons game

Paul Hurst’s men fell to a one nil defeat to the hands of already relegated MK Dons at the Montgomery Waters Meadow in the final home game of the regular season.

A second half penalty scored by Kieran Agard gave MK the win despite Town continuously looking dangerous throughout the game.

Despite the loss, Hurst still feels his side performed ok in certain patches, he said: “We were alright in bits but it kind of petered out in general. I thought we tried to be on the front foot more in the second half.

“Obviously there was some substitutions made that didn’t particularly help with the momentum etc. I think we came through un-scaved. We would have loved to get a victory.

“I wanted to get 90 points and it hasn’t happened but it’s still been a fantastic season. We aren’t going to get too down. Now we go into two games to try and get into a final. What’s been and gone doesn’t count for anything, so today doesn’t count for anything, now we have got to give everything.”

Despite the result, Hurst is looking forward to preparing for the first Play-Off game away at The Valley against Charlton, he said: “It will be tough, it wouldn’t have matter who we are playing. I didn’t have a preference but we know who it is now

“We have both beaten each other before so we will prepare. It looked like it was probably going to be Charlton going into today’s game and that’s how it has turned out.

“The players have got to rise to the occasion. I’m sure there will be a bigger crowd than last time but we went there and put on an excellent performance.

“That is what we have got to strive for, to give us a chance of a positive result to bring back here o Sunday.”

Town’s next game is the first leg of the Play-Off final against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

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