Dan Micciche said he felt MK Dons did enough to win the game at Fleetwood on Saturday.
Robbie Muirhead's first half opener was cancelled out by Ashley Hunter's spectacular second half strike as Fleetwood ended their eight game losing streak with the 1-1 draw in John Sheridan's first game in charge.
But despite having plenty of chances and not taking them, Micciche felt his side deserved their first win with him in charge.
"I think we deserved all three points to be honest," he said afterwards. "We were denied a clear penalty at a key moment, then missed a great chance in the second half - 60 seconds later they scored. And that was a defining moment.
"It was a different type of game to Wednesday but I think we did enough to win it.
"Rome wasn't built in a day, we need to hit the ground running. I don't know the other results, but we know the points total we have to get to, so I'm not looking at the table. As long as we concentrate on our process, we're building. The players are up for the fight."
Muirhead scored his first goal of the season after just 16 minutes, finishing off a great move involving Chuks Aneke.
Micciche praised the scorer, saying: "Robbie did really well to be in the position ion the first place. We know he strikes a good ball and we know what he's capable of. He just needs the confidence and belief that he can be effective for us in the run-in."
And on Aneke, he added: "We all saw Chuks' ability today. Not just psychologically for our players, but he's so good technically too. It was great to have him back.
"We took him off as a precaution. We could have kept him on but he hasn't played a lot of football lately and we can't afford for him to break down."