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MacDonald: We'll go again

15 March 2014

Striker looking to put Dons setback behind him

Burton Albion striker Alex MacDonald was disappointed to concede so late to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, but is already looking forward to the next game.

The Brewers were undone in the 96th minute At the Pirelli Stadium, and MacDonald wants to put that right at Scunthorpe United next weekend.

“We’re gutted really. It was a tough game today and we didn’t really play our best, but I thought we deserved the three points. We all worked hard and we’re looking forward to next Saturday now.

“They’re a big side. They had some big lads and brought some of them on towards the end. It was hard work but it was something we stood up to. It was just one set piece where we switched off and it fell to them very kindly. We’re gutted but we’ll dust ourselves down and go again,” said MacDonald.

The Dons’ equaliser was controversial, with the goal coming over a minute after the allotted five additional minutes, and whilst that frustrates MacDonald, he doesn’t want to make excuses.

“I don’t know. If the referee puts five minutes up then it should be five minutes, it’s that simple. We’re not going to start pointing fingers and making excuses. We’ve switched off at a set play and we have to go again.

“It’s a lucky ricochet that’s gone their way. Rob Lainton came out to punch it and it’s fallen to the end of the box and gone through a number of people’s legs and ended up in the back of the net. Obviously the boys will be a bit down after the result because we thought we were going to win the game.

“I wouldn’t say we were comfortable but we felt we could see the game out and it’s just unfortunate to concede in the way we did, and I don’t think we deserved it. We worked hard and stuck to our game plan but we didn’t play the prettiest of football.

“The most important thing at the minute is results, we got a good away win at Oxford last week and today we got a bit unlucky and it’s hard to take,” MacDonald said.

With Albion taking five points from their last three games, next week’s top of the table clash away at Scunthorpe is a huge game according to MacDonald.

“Scunthorpe is a massive game. They got another result today and it’s one that’s coming round the corner. I’m looking forward to it and I know most of the players are.

“Most of the lads have a look at the league table, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. We know we’re in with a sniff so we need to keep working hard and go again on Saturday.”

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