Update and views from the boss
Terry Brown gave his views on today’s defeat at Northampton and updated us on the latest team news in an interview for Dons Player.
The Dons boss had a positive update on captain Mat-Mitchel-King’s situation with the centre-back expected to return from compassionate leave to play in Tuesday’s development game against Sutton United. However, right-back Curtis Osano is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the results of an MRI scan. Club physio Mike Rayner confirmed that Curtis could be out for up to six weeks with internal bone bruising in his ankle.
Terry admitted his side deserved nothing from today’s defeat at Northampton today.
“I thought the performance was better, but that is academic as we have to start winning games “ he said. “I was very disappointed that we conceded two sloppy goals. Northampton are a decent side and they are going to be up there with the top teams. They have the ability to play a bit of football and change their style with two big guys who can hurt you. It was similar to every side we have played this season, they have all been big, strong sides who all look to win the second ball. We did not do that well enough. I was really disappointed to lose Dale Bennett at half-time because I thought he was working up a good understanding with Pim Balkestein.”
Dale Bennett was forced off at half-time with a knee injury and it is unclear how long he will be out for, though Curtis Haynes-Brown could be back training with the Dons on Thursday.
On the prospect of having Mat Mitchel-King back in the fold, Terry added: “Mat will hopefully be back in the frame for us next week. We have a friendly against Sutton and it will be a chance for Mat and some of the players who have not played much, such as Luke Moore and Christian Jolley, to get a run-out.”
The full interview with Terry can be viewed on Dons Player.