O'Riley critical of himself after missing chances to beat Ipswich

Ipswich Town 0-0 MK Dons

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 9:53 am
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 9:56 am
Matt O'Riley

Midfielder Matt O'Riley felt he should have converted one of his chances to win the game for MK Dons after they drew 0-0 with Ipswich Town on Saturday.

The former Fulham man tested Town keeper Tomas Holy from range before a double-effort from much closer in also drew Holy into action. Andrew Surman too brought out a diving denial from Holy, while Scott Fraser fired into the side netting as Dons sought out what would have been the decisive goal. Ipswich on the other hand failed to hit the target all afternoon.

With Dons slipping to 14th in League One as a result of only their second goalless draw of the season, O'Riley said he and the rest of his team-mates have to be more ruthless in front of goal.

"We dominated but we're disappointed not to come away with three points," he said. "Especially in the second half, we had some really good chances, we just couldn't put them away. I had a few good chances which I couldn't put in which I should have.

"Unfortunately we're not getting enough goals at the moment. That will come because we're getting into good positions we just can't put it in the net. Going forwards, if we want to be a really good team, we have to be more ruthless in front of goal."

Now eight points adrift of the play-off spots with six games remaining, Dons' chances of getting into the top six are all but over. O'Riley though felt a win over Ipswich could have kept their slim hopes alive.

He continued: "We've got the hunger to win every game. I felt if we'd won today, we still had a chance if we could go on a run. That's why I'm so disappointed not to put those chances away."