Sorinola and Darling lauded after Plymouth win

MK Dons 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:44 pm
Harry Darling

Matthew Sorinola's impressive form of late continued on Tuesday night as he once again teed up Cameron Jerome to score for MK Dons.

The 20-year-old set up all three of Dons' goals in the 3-2 win over Accrington Stanley on Saturday, and picked up where he left off on Tuesday against Plymouth, once again picking out Cameron Jerome for his third goal in two matches.

"I think Cammy is going to start paying him!" said manager Russell Martin afterwards. "The beautiful thing about Matty is that we haven't been able to play him as much as we wanted, but he's bounced back. He's so laid back which helps him on the pitch. There aren't many like him.

Matthew Sorinola

"We ask him to take more risks and to commit more of himself in the final third and he's doing that. Physically it's tough but he's so reliable defensively, so when he adds at the other end for us, it's fantastic."

Despite conceding midway through the second half to a cracking Conor Grant effort from long range, Martin said was delighted with the performance of his defence, in particular Harry Darling who has continued to impress since signing for the club in January. The 21-year-old was in fine form against Argyle, and was afforded plenty of room to roam out of defence, and on more than one occasion found himself on the edge of the penalty area to add to the attacking threat.

"He has done it a lot for us," Martin continued. "Different games dictate different things for us, but the way he has fit in, focussed on improving and learning a different style has been incredible. He's a brilliant character, will develop into a real leader.

"Both he and Warren O'Hora were fantastic tonight. The confidence he plays with is so impressive."