Season is ending too soon for Dons, says Martin

Bristol Rovers 0-2 MK Dons

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 9:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:00 pm
Russell Martin

Russell Martin admitted he loved watching his side on Tuesday night after they made light work of Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

Scott Fraser and Will Grigg got the goals, and Andrew Fisher saved a stoppage time penalty to make it back-to-back victories as they climbed into 10th spot in League One, sending Joey Barton's men to the bottom of the pile, nine points from safety with three games remaining.

"I loved it tonight," said Martin. "The season is finishing too soon for us! I'm disappointed that's the case but I'm pleased with where we're heading. It means a lot to see us fighting that hard when there's not much to play for. I loved watching us when it got physical, but we more than matched it.

"We played with purpose, intensity, energy, fight, aggression. It's the reason why we win. Being picky, we should score more goals. We faced a different problem tonight in the way they set up, they were so aggressive, committed a lot of people in the press, so we could get forwards really quickly.

"We really wanted to win. No-one was thinking about having a break. We want to finish as high as possible and we're on our way to that.

"We were against a team fighting for their lives, and we had to match that, show quality, smooth it out and control the game.

"The guys are finally finding solutions on the pitch, rather than waiting until afterwards and learning from it, and they're making brilliant decisions. I don't think we ever felt uncomfortable."