RATINGS: Reeves runs the Roots Hall show

MK Dons celebrate Ben Reeves' goal at Southend
MK Dons celebrate Ben Reeves' goal at Southend

MK Dons player ratings from the 2-1 win over Southend on Monday.

Lee Nicholls - 6 - Not a lot for the keeper to do, other than pick out a stoppage time penalty from hit net.

Dean Lewington - 7 - A typically solid performance from the skipper.

Joe Walsh - 8 - Kept close tabs on Simon Cox for the most part, while opening his League 1 account. Could have had a brace come the end of play too.

George Williams - 8 - Marking Nile Ranger was a tough ask, but Williams was more than a match for him all afternoon before the Southend striker was withdrawn.

Callum Brittain - 8 - After being played out of position on Good Friday, made a much better account of himself at right back. Slotted in very well.

Ed Upson - 5 - Unusually off colour, struggled with his touch and control. Had a great chance to open the scoring in the first half but headed wide.

Darren Potter - 7 - His usually assured self.

Stuart O'Keefe - 7 - Buzzed around the midfield causing a nuisance. Played a big part in Dons' second too.

Harvey Barnes - 8 - Started quietly, but grew into the game, and by the end was Dons' best player on the pitch.

Ben Reeves - 8 - After some indifferent performances of player, Reeves stood out at Roots Hall. Good set pieces, a well-taken goal and a constant threat.

Kieran Agard - 7 - Alert to dangers, was always a yard ahead of defender Anton Ferdinand. Unlucky not to have a goal to his name.

Subs:

Robbie Muirhead - 6 - Didn't really change much when he came on for Agard.

George Baldock - 4 - Gave away a needless penalty in stoppage time.

Ben Tilney - A stoppage time substitution.

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