Brian Barry-Murphy was proud of his players after they fought back to earn a point at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
Dale fell behind inside the opening minute after Jon Taylor’s slightly fortuitous opener, but Ollie Rathbone grabbed a deserved equaliser nine minutes from time.
The Dale boss was pleased with his side’s response.
“I thought it was a brilliant game,” said Barry-Murphy.
“I knew in the second half it felt like a proper game against a team that are outstanding.
“How early the goal came was a slight surprise, but our lads responded amazingly and had control for large parts of the game.
“I knew it would take all of our skills to get back in the game, but our lads responded in every way possible and I am proud with everyone associated with the Club.
“The lads gave everything, and we got what we deserved.”
The Dale boss was also pleased with how his side defended overall in earning a point on the road.
“I thought for large parts of the game we were on the front foot.
“I didn’t want to take away that ambition from the players and even against MK Dons, on reflection, the only thing our lads were guilty of was probably being too gun-ho in wanting to win the game, which ended up costing us.
“We have had very few draws this season and that is probably a result of the way we play.
“I don’t see that as a bad thing, I see it as quite an exciting part of this team going forward.”
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