Sorensen, Williams and Jerome praised after FA Cup win

Barnet 0-1 MK Dons

Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:00 am
Lasse Sorensen

Lasse Sorensen bounced back from his midweek disappointment against Shrewsbury to play a key role in Dons' FA Cup win over Barnet.

The Dane, on loan from Stoke, was substituted after 32 minutes against the Shrews, with Dons trailing and struggling in arguably the worst first-half performance of the season. However, the tides turned on Sunday when he replaced an injured Jordan Houghton after just 12 minutes at The Hive and would go on to have a great game in the centre of the park.

Read our player ratings hereAssistant manager Luke Williams praised Sorensen's attitude this week, and said his performance against Barnet was a testament to his ability to bounce back from disappointment.

Williams said: "Lasse is part of the group – he understood that his substitution was not because of him but because the game was wrong. He understood it all, and how on a different day, it might have been coming on. And his mentality has been kept intact, and he came on to make a huge impact today."

George Williams also returned to the side on Sunday, having not played in over a month. The 27-year-old had been suffering with a slight injury, but came back into the side with aplomb.

Luke Williams continued: "George is such a top professional. His enthusiasm is there right from the warm-up, and you can hear his voice all the time. He is ready to come into the team with no lag, or getting ready because he's missed a few games and has to warm up. He trains every day properly, he's concentrating in every meeting so it's not a surprise to see him play that well."

And goal-scorer Cameron Jerome, who netted the winner in the 82nd minute after coming off the bench, also drew praise from Luke Williams: "Cameron is a top-level performer. Under different circumstances, we wouldn't even have him. He doesn't just want to be here to extend his career, he is invested in everything.

"He watches the game, comments at half time, helps players and his quality is the difference here in the end."