Karl Robinson believes his side have only deserved to lose one of their last four away games, despite losing all of them.
Leyton Orient made it four in a row for MK Dons as they lost 2-1 at Brisbane Road on Saturday. Add to that defeats at Peterborough, Gillingham and Stevenage, and the away column doesn’t make for good reading.
But Robinson believes a series of sendings off, penalties and bad luck make it difficult to read too much in to the results.
“Anyone in the crowd will tell you a defeat for us today wasn’t fair. I was critical on Tuesday, but I got the response I wanted.
“I don’t think the reality of the games are there on the bit of paper, but I don’t think they all deserve to be defeats, except the Stevenage one. You have those periods in a season, but we have to make sure we come through it right.”
After Patrick Bamford’s 11th goal of the season put Dons ahead on the half hour mark, goals from Moses Odubajo and Kevin Lisbie ensured Leyton Orient’s unbeaten run continues, while Dons slip to eighth in the League 1 table.
Robinson though felt his side gave the league leaders a run for their money and deserved something from the game.
He said: “I thought we were slow to start but then we were by far the better team. But Daniel Powell played a ball to Potter, but didn’t give him all the information. He thought he had time, they stole it and got the goal.
“I thought they worked their socks off for the club.
“All I can ask for is that we work hard. We played good football, and for us to move on we have to learn. We haven’t got that fluidity we had at the early part of the season. Once we can settle down and get our group back together, we just need to get it right.
“We were on top for the best part of the second half - Izale hit the bar and had another great chance.
“He makes a great impact as a sub, he changes the game. When he starts, he hasn’t been as prominent as he is in the last 25 minutes.”
Robinson though is glad to put a difficult week, which has seen Dons lose three games in seven days, behind him and is looking forward to a positive week with his players.
“This is as hard as it gets for us,” he admitted. “I can’t hide the fact that everything we try and do hits me in the face. They had a bit of luck for their second goal - our mistakes get punished.
“We just have to roll our sleeves up.”