Karl Robinson couldn’t fault his side’s performance, finishing aside, in the 0-0 draw with Coventry City on Saturday.
Dons were by far and away the better side at , forcing the issue from minute one against City.
Dean Bowditch, Ben Reeves, Daniel Powell and Will Grigg all had excellent chances in the first half to snatch what would be a decisive goal, but keeper Ryan Allsop’s net never once rippled.
But such was the dominance of his side, Robinson couldn’t be too downbeat about dropping points.
“I thought we were excellent,” he said. “Coventry came here last year and looked dominant. They’ve recruited really well, so it’s a better side than the one that came here, and we should have beaten them convincingly.
“I thought our football, rotation, style, conduct and approach was brilliant. We used to get hit on the break, but we didn’t. We’re all sat here scratching our heads.
“I’m pleased, not frustrated. We have a good team here. I went into the changing room last night, and looked at the shirts and I smiled to myself. We’ve got some good players. If we can keep them fit, we’ll be competing.”
There were great chances for most of Dons’ attacking line, though Robinson couldn’t pick the easiest chance.
He said: “Reeves, Bowditch, Potter, Grigg, Powell, Reeves’ second one - take your pick. I loved our energy today. We really denied them, and studied them well. Hopefully, we can use this and move on.”
The influence of Kyle McFadzean at the heart of the defence has been one of the many plus points of the season so far, but Robinson felt another of his players deserved the man of the match crown.
He said: “I thought Darren Potter was sensational in that midfield. He allows Dele to move on and his conduct in there was excellent.
“Kyle McFadzean won everything in the air, but you can’t pick between him and Antony Kay. George Baldock made his first start too.
“The players were dominant.”