Morris proud of Dons' second half fightback

MK Dons 2-2 Shrewsbury Town
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Carlton Morris

Dons' turnaround after going 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night was a show of their mettle according to Carlton Morris.

Conceding in less than 30 seconds to Shaun Whalley's strike left Dons toiling in an awful the first half. And things were made worse when Whalley teed up Marc Pugh just four minutes into the second period to make it 2-0 to Sam Ricketts' side.

Morris, who came on at the interval, gave Dons a lifeline when he netted on 53 minutes before Cameron Jerome's equaliser with 20 minutes to go.

After losing 3-1 to Hull City on Saturday, Morris felt Dons showed a lot of character in getting back into the game against Shrewsbury, putting behind them a terrible opening 50 minutes.

He said: "It was a tough start, going 1-0 down so early – it was a great finish from Shaun Whalley to be fair – but it takes a lot of courage, especially going 2-0 down, to come back. Towards the end, we were the only team looking like going to get a winner.

"The manager knows what he's doing, he's got a good group with strong hearts. We don't give up, even with our backs to the wall and we dig in deep no matter the circumstance. It's good to know you're in the building with those sorts of footballers.

"You can see what we're capable of in the last half an hour, we can really roll teams over if we're at it. We just need to nip a few mistakes in the bud. We have to take that confidence of the last 30 minutes today. The world is our oyster, we can be as good as we want to be I think."