MK Dons Reaction

Last updated : 23 August 2004 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Bournemouth boss, Sean O'Driscoll, was pleased with the result, if not the performance against MK Dons. Speaking in a Sunday paper, he is quoted as saying that "we needed a result more than a performance. I'm obviously delighted with the win, but then I know we can play better ... We have been unlucky in our last three games so it was good to turn the tables". Speaking of goal hero James Hayter, Sean goes on "James Hayter is an unsung hero who always gives 100%. He has been our leading scorer for the last 2 seasons. We offered him the no.9 shirt when Warren Feeney left but he's that unassuming that he didn't want it".

Hayter himself (now joint goal scorer in League One with 4 goals) was quoted on BBC i as saying "It was probably our worst performance - we'd played well in the first three games and probably didn't get what we deserved. We weren't happy with the first half, as we went ahead but we were giving the ball away and sitting off too deep. But we rallied well, put them under pressure and got the win we deserved."

Meanwhile in the home camp, MK Dons boss Stuart Murdoch admitted that he is considering his position for the franchise, "I'm dissatisfied with the way things are going and I'm the kind of person who will walk away if I'm getting no satisfaction from my job".