Gladwin and Fraser will only get better says Martin

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Scott Fraser
The midfield duo made their first appearances of the season on Saturday

Cameo appearances from returning Ben Gladwin and new signing Scott Fraser were two positives Dons boss Russell Martin could take from Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Lincoln City.

Disappointed by his side's performance in the first half in particular, Martin said the duo, making their first appearances of the season, showed glimpses of their potential this season.

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"They're two really good players at this level," he said. "They'll compliment each other well. In certain games, we'll be able to play both of them, sometimes just one though. It's about balancing Scott at the moment so not to get him injured. I'm looking forward to getting them up to full speed – they will both hurt teams and showed glimpses of it today."

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Ben Gladwin

After making three appearances in his first week at the club, Lasse Sorensen missed against Lincoln, remaining an unused substitute at Stadium MK.

Martin continued: "Lasse needed a break, he was feeling heavy and tight. He's not had much of a pre-season, we've brought him in and played him in three games. We've had to manage him so he needed a bit of a break. He's done really well so far for us though, he just looked knackered."

In his place, Callum Brittain had an industrious if uneventful game in the centre of the park. His manager though does not see his immediate future in midfield thoigh, instead out wide in a more familiar wing-back role.

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He added: "Callum can play in there, he did fine, he's a really good footballer but I see him more on the right than in midfield. We're still waiting on Scott Fraser, Ben Gladwin and Louis Thompson to get fit again."

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