Players Ratings vs Shrewsbury.
David Martin - 8 - Showed why he’s number one. Took one for the team to keep things level. Showed no signs of the back injury which kept him out at the end of last season.
Lee Hodson - 6 - Didn’t really stand out, but didn’t really need to either. Had a good battle with Jon Taylor.
Dean Lewington - 7 - Looked good going forward, while untroubled at the back.
Shaun Williams - 7 - Skillful on the ball as ever, calm under pressure. Even made a few useful breaks forward too.
Antony Kay - 7 - Almost lost his man to allow Tom Bradshaw through, but made crucial interceptions when dangerous balls pinged around the box.
Darren Potter - 6 - A quiet opening to the season for Potter. Couldn’t do much to orhestrate play in his usual fashion.
Stephen Gleeson - 7 - Made some powerful runs forward and back, but with the midfield smothered, didn’t have his usual impact.
Dele Alli - 8 - Was spotted doing the business at both ends of the field. Powerful in the tackle, made some strong driving run and clever lay offs.
Luke Chadwick - 6 - As part of the front four, he had little impact. Replaced by George Baldock.
Jason Banton - 6 - Didn’t to much to catch the eye in a lacklustre first half. But then neither did many of his team mates.
Alan Smith - 6 - Made a nuisance of himself as ever, but with little end product.
Patrick Bamford - 7 - Made some bright runs and put himself in the mix. Really kick-started Dons’ second half.
Izale McLeod - 6 - Helped make a difference up front as Dons looked for a second half goal.
George Baldock - 7 - Only on for a matter of minutes, but had a chance to win it, and made several key tackles.
Top Don: Dele Alli.