We will support keeper Martin, says Spence

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Dons will rally around David Martin after his mistake at Bradford, said defender Jordan Spence.

The keeper’s missed clearance allowed James Hanson to score the winner for Bradford City on Saturday in a game Dons looked by far the better side.

But Spence, on loan from West Ham, said no-one was pointing the finger.

“We’re all sick,” he said. “It’s difficult to put into words, but when you dominate games as we did away from home, and create as many chances as we did, it’s very difficult to take.

You just get around him and support him as a team-mate and as a friend. He’s usually the one getting us out of trouble. It was a rare mistake and you don’t see many of them from him.

“We win together and we lose together. We all make mistakes.”

With injuries to Darren Potter, Dean Bowditch, Samir Carruthers and Lee Hodson, Dons’ already threadbare squad was looking even smaller.

Karl Robinson was only able to name four on the substitutes bench, one of those was Sanmi Odelusi, who signed on Friday from Bolton.

Spence though says it doesn’t matter how big the squad is , as long as there are 11 to play on the pitch.

He said: “If we started the game with only nine players, then it would be a problem!

“The manager said that when players don’t play, they get the hump, but now we’ve all got a chance to play!

“We have a lot of games and not a lot of players, but we are judged on what we do 11 vs 11, and no matter how many bodies Bradford had on the bench, we were the better side.”