Dons lacked the cutting edge to see off Ipswich

Ipswich Town 0-0 MK Dons

Russell Martin
Russell Martin

Russell Martin was frustrated for his players after he said their performance deserved a victory at Portman Road on Saturday.

Preventing Ipswich from getting a shot on target through the game, Matt O'Riley, Scott Fraser and Andrew Surman all had decent efforts saved by home keeper Tomas Holy as the sides had to settle for a goal-less draw - a result which saw Dons drop to 14th.

In typical Dons fashion, they had 66 per cent of possession and controlled proceedings for the most part, but the manager was left to rue their missed chances.

"I'm not unhappy, the performance was really good after a tough game on Monday," he said. "I thought we were great, dominated and limited them to very little. They're a team fighting for promotion too, and needed to make a lot of changes to cause us problems.

"They had one shot which was offside, and one which Zak misjudged and he shot wide. Apart from that they had nothing.

"We had two or three brilliant chances with Matt O'riley, we just lacked a bit of killer instinct. So if we're going to improve and be where we want to be next season, the minimum you need is a clean sheet and to put in a dominant performance.

"They threw everything at us at the end. We were the best team today. Not many teams come here and do what we did today, all we lacked was a goal. I'm disappointed for the players they couldn't get the goal they deserved."