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3 October 2020

"We had to dig and show resilience so I'm pleased we came through it"

Paul Lambert thought the game script meant Town had to show different qualities to their first three League games in today's 1-1 draw against MK Dons.

Blues were forced into a first-half change at Stadium MK when Stephen Ward departed with an achilles injury, before Flynn Downes also came off with an injury - after he had come on as a 55th-minute substitute.

Flynn was part of a double substitution for Town, so when he left the field Blues continued for 25 minutes with 10 men.

"Losing Wardy in the first half was a blow," Paul told the Club website.

"But for me, today was up there as one of the best performances - for different reasons to our wins so far this campaign.

"We stood resolute, we showed desire and we looked solid. We had to dig and show resilience so I'm pleased we came through.

"Hopefully bringing Wardy off was more precautionary than anything, but Flynn's does look a bit more serious.

"Overall we have to be pleased with the start. We're still unbeaten and this could be an important point. Playing with 10 men for half an hour is not easy."

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