Ben Reeves felt he deserved a starting chance

Ben Reeves makes it 2-0
Ben Reeves makes it 2-0

Ben Reeves’ appearances have been fleeting since his move from Southampton in the summer, but he hopes his goal against Rotherham will see him given a run in the team.

His goal in the 66th minute doubled Dons’ lead and he could have made it 3-0 a minute later, but admitted a lack of confidence got the better of him.

“Could’ve scored, should’ve scored!” he said afterwards. “It’s just one of those that will come with me playing with more confidence.

“I had a rush of blood and wanted to lift it over him. Normally, I’d be a bit more confident taking it down.”

His goal was a real poachers effort though, capitalising on keeper Scott Shearer’s parry to tap home.

He said: “If you get great wide play like we get from Jason Banton and Daniel Powell, the keeper is going to spill a few.

“Because the crosses are coming in with so much quality, the defenders will struggle to deal with it and they’ll fall to an attacker.”

Dons fans have seen him playing in the holding midfield role and at left-back since signing for the club.

But in the absence of Luke Chadwick, Reeves believes he can do a job in the hole behind Patrick Bamford.

He said: “I was talking to the gaffer in the week that I wasn’t really used to playing in the hole at Southampton and Southend.

“But I felt I could do a job in there I feel I can get better. I’ve played better but I felt I deserved a chance.

“The team and I could have done a lot better.

“The main thing is that we took the three points, and we have to carry that into the game on Tuesday.”