The Cobblers boss on Northampton Town 2 MK Dons 2
Cobblers boss Chris Wilder had mixed emotions as he reflected on Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup third round tie against Milton Keynes Dons.
The game ended 2-2 with the tie now to be settled by a replay at Milton Keynes on Tuesday January 19th.
“It’s a bit bitter-sweet,” he said.
“I’m happy and delighted with the way the team played but a little disappointed that we haven’t gone through.
“We’ve matched a Championship side with Championship players, we recovered well from going behind and we perhaps just lacked a little bit of belief.
“We gave it a right go and we managed to ruffle them in the second half and forced a few errors. We maybe needed that third goal and if we’d have got that I’m sure we would have won the game.
“Ricky Homes nearly didn’t play, he was ill on Friday but he stuck his hand up, he wanted to play and that’s the sort of character he is, but that's why he had to come off early.”