MK Dons slumped to a sixth straight defeat in all competitions as they were beaten 3-1 by Derby County on Saturday.
Here is our man Charles Crook’s ratings of the Dons players’ performances.
David Martin – 6
Largely untroubled and did well when called into action, although could’ve done better for Bent’s goal
Jordan Spence – 7
Largely dealt well enough with Derby’s wing play and provided a strong outlet in support on the right-hand side in the first half
Antony Kay – 7
Needed a strong game after the Southampton thrashing, and provided a resolute barrier for the most part.
Kyle McFadzean – 6
Substantially better than midweek, but found Martin a tricky challenge, and unable to slow the tide in the latter stages.
Dean Lewington – 7
Better performance than managed against Southampton, and did best for the most part to contain the big money buy Ince. Also unlucky not to score.
Diego Poyet – 7
A good performance from the West Ham loanee, who again looked confident in the face of his opposition.
Jake Forster-Caskey – 7
Solid debut from the new signing, who had a hand in a lot of MK Dons’ positive moments in this encounter.
Carl Baker – 6
Quieter than he has been of late, although he did contribute solidly when required.
Ben Reeves – 6
First start in a number of weeks after recent injury trouble. Contributed neatly when required, but quieter than perhaps expected.
Josh Murphy – 7
Lively and deserved his goal. Provided a confident display in attack that gave Christie a number of problems.
Simon Church – 6
Very lively in attack and contributed enough to suggest goals will come, but ultimately unable to find one in this match.
Nicky Maynard – 6
Quiet after coming off the bench, and unable to get the better of the two Rams centre-backs
Rob Hall – 6
Lively but unable to influence proceedings after his arrival
Dean Bowditch – 6
Very little time to contribute