Glyn Hodges was pleased that Wimbledon did enough to take a point from the trip to Burton Albion after a match when his side struggled to build attacking momentum.
"We were not at our best, we were not as good as we were on Tuesday night, but it was a gritty performance, and it was definitely a point gained," said Glyn. "We know what this league is like, there are no easy games and you are not going to get one here. Just when we got our noses in front I was thinking, 'can we hold onto this?' It was a good response from them though, and you take your hat off to them.
"Though we lost at Hull, with the way we played the boys were really positive on Thursday and Friday, but it's not easy to keep playing at that level. Sometimes the opposition will stop you playing, and they did today. I felt we improved in the second-half after we changed it and we got a foothold in the game, we looked a bit more threatening. When you get that goal, you think 'let's build on that', but we didn't have time to.
"As soon as you lose that lead the game settles down, but the longer we had stayed in the lead the more they would have had to push bodies forward, and we would have caught them on the counter. It's just having an understanding of circumstances and times on the ball. It's still a learning curve for everybody."
Glyn praised the impact of substitute Ryan Longman after his goalscoring display revitalised Wimbledon.
"He took his goal well, and he's a threat," said Glyn. "He made a difference when we changed it because it was not quite working in the first-half. No two games are the same and you have to be able to change it. I was quite pleased with the bench today with Ollie Palmer in the squad. Unfortunately with the injury to Jaakko, he couldn't get on, and we used our subs up in the end. Luckily, Callum was all right to carry on."
Our manager added that it was too soon to assess Jaakko's ankle injury after he was withdrawn in the first-half.
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