‘We might as well pack up for the summer’ admits Dons skipper

Milton Keynes Dons defender Dean Lewington trying to tackle Brentford midfielder Alan Judge during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons at Griffin Park, London, England on 5 December 2015. Photo by Matthew Redman. PNL-150512-174705002
Milton Keynes Dons defender Dean Lewington trying to tackle Brentford midfielder Alan Judge during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons at Griffin Park, London, England on 5 December 2015. Photo by Matthew Redman. PNL-150512-174705002

Captain Dean Lewington said Dons may as well pack up and go home if they put in another performance as bad as at Brentford on Saturday.

The 2-0 score line flattered Dons, with Brentford missing a whole host of chances at 1-0 before putting the game to bed late in the day.

Described as the worst performance of the season by manager Karl Robinson, Lewington said Dons might as well look forward to a life in League 1 if they put in another showing as bad as they played at Griffin Park.

He said: “It has to be a one-off because if we play like that every week, we might as well pack up for the summer. We will go down if we play like that. But I think that’s the first time we’ve played like that.

“Hopefully it’s just a blip and we can get back to our old selves at home against Ipswich.

“After a good point against Wolves, we came here full of confidence and for the first 20 minutes, dominated. But after the first goal, it was all downhill from there.

“Today, everyone had a bad game. We seemed all over the shop. For us to implode like that it was a bit annoying really.

“But no-one is hiding, that’s not where we want to be. We have to accept it, we’ll look at it on Monday.

“The gaffer has told us in no uncertain terms he’s not happy with it and he will rectify it any way possible.”

But it could have been different. Dons were on top in the opening 20 minutes and it was only Lasso Vibe’s 21st minute header which sparked the home side into action. From then, there was only going to be one winner.

Lewington though admits with a lack of goals coming from his side, they left themselves with a mountain to climb.

He captain added: “The first goal in games like these are massive. We’ve not massive scorers, so we knew it was going to be difficult after you concede.

“But we lost our way for 10 minutes and we were lucky to still be in it. It could have been worse.”