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Neal looks for Dons spark

15 February 2017

Post-match thoughts of the manager following draw

Neal Ardley was honest with his assessment of the Dons current run of form in his post-match interview.

"Credit to Coventry. They had a game plan and executed it well," said Neal speaking to Dons Player.

"We were poor and I can't lie and I can't make excuses. I m not going to talk about who we didn't have on the pitch. They defended deep and crowded out the middle of the area and we tried to get a little more width into the team and hurt them down the sides, but we lacked quality at times and then you're always one shot, one moment away from chasing the game and that's what happened so we've dug out a point, we haven't played well."

"We dug out a point on Saturday and didn't play particularly well - we re going through a sticky spell and confidence isn't great and myself and the staff have got to keep going - I'm not going to shout at them, I'm just going to keep working with them and try and get that spark back that made us a good team earlier in the season," said Neal.

"We normally have a habit of getting our fans going when we're at home and it was hard for them to cheer too much tonight, because we never really gave them much to scream and shout about."

"We became disjointed as we chased the game so we're not going to hide from that. It's another game without a loss, it's another point on the board and we take that and when you're not playing well to dig out a point it's a good quality and we kept going until the end in that respect, but we do need to play better and we're not in a good place at the moment," admitted the manager.

The full interview with Neal Ardley and an interview with current captain and goal scorer Paul Robinson are available to subscribers.

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