MK Dons suffered a 6-0 defeat in the Capital One Cup third round at stadium:mk on Wednesday night.
Our man at the game, Charles Crook, rates the Dons players’ performance on a difficult evening.
MK Dons player ratings v Southampton:
David Martin – 6
Little chance with most of the goals, but unable to keep out a record goal concession.
Lee Hodson – 5
Did his best to cope with the various green-shirted attacks down his flank. Probably the bet of the Dons’ defence on a rough night
Kyle McFadzean – 5
Struggled with the lively front Saints quartet. Gave away the penalty and inadvertently assisted Shane Long’s first goal.
Antony Kay – 5
Turned for the opener and culpable for Mane’s first goal. Struggled to recover from the early errors.
Dean Lewington – 5
Unable to get much joy going forward and struggled with the menacing Mane on the left-hand side
Sergio Aguza – 6
Offered a reasonable display in midfield, despite the Dons having a tough examination
Diego Poyet – 6
Quietly solid in a deeper role than late, but not able to do much going forward. Reasonable showing under the watchful eyes of his father Gus.
Carl Baker – 6
Looked the likeliest of any Dons player to make something happen, and also offered some firmness in defence, but largely peripheral.
Cristian Benavente – 5
Substituted after 36 minutes. Lack of match fitness perhaps showing, but failed to get into game
Daniel Powell – 5
Enjoyed a few decent runs against Cedric Soares, but largely unable to get much joy on a frustrating evening
Simon Church – 5
Ran around a lot seeking an opening, but anonymous and unable to get the lucky break to build on his debut Dons strike at the weekend
Rob Hall – 5
Bought on the first half, and bought a lively enough presence, but unable to get much joy against the Saints’ resolute defensive lines
Ben Reeves – 6
Made his first appearance against his former employers. Lively and combative, but appearance mainly to build up fitness
Nicky Maynard – 5
Made his debut a day after signing on a free transfer, but unable to make an impression