Coventry 1-2 MK Dons Player Ratings: Colclough key

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Ryan Colclough – mkdons.com

Here are The Football Lab’s Player Ratings for MK Dons’ 2-1 win at Coventry City.

Coventry City

Lee Burge – wasn’t at fault for either of the goals, but neither was he tested aside from them. 4

Dion Kelly-Evans – shaky defensively, struggled against Colclough. Offered attacking width in the first half. 4
Jordan Willis – blocked one or two second half shots but not at his best. 4
Jordan Turnbull – both centre-backs looked error-prone – a partnership lacking physicality. 3
Lewis Page – shrewd defensively. Didn’t offer much in attack but one of the few whose performance levels didn’t drop in the second half. 7

Andy Rose – one or two good runs in the first half but not at his best. Can be an asset to Coventry when he gets fully fit. 4
Gael Bigirimana – one of Coventry’s most creative players in the first half, when he always looked to move forward. Waned in influence after the break. 6
Ben Stevenson – showed some nice touches in the first half and took his goal superbly. Bad challenge on Lewington saw him sent off late on. 7

Jodi Jones – caused problems for Lewington and came close to scoring just before half-time. Rarely involved after the interval though and end product wasn’t good enough. 5
Marcus Tudgay – didn’t have the aggression and athleticism required for the role of lone striker. Needed a partner up with him. 2
Kyel Reid – lively in the first half, took on Baldock frequently. Didn’t see as much of the ball after the break. 7

Callum Maycock (on 57) – didn’t help his team control the midfield. A substitute with physicality to replace that of Rose might have been preferable. 3
Jack McBean (on 75) – won more headers than Tudgay but had the same amount of midfield support – very little. 6
Ruben Lameiras (on 79) – struggled with the physical side of the game. 4

MK Dons

David Martin – distribution was poor. Rarely tested aside from the goal he was at fault for. 3

George Baldock – struggled against Kyel Reid in the first half but got forward well. Better defensively after the break. 6
Paul Downing – looked composed on the ball and competent in the air. Encouraging afternoon following recent criticism. 8
Joe Walsh – dealt well with Coventry’s first half crosses. Solid performance. 8
Dean Lewington – let Jodi Jones get too far forward at times but put a good cross in for Upson’s first goal. 4

Ed Upson – his use of the ball could have been better, especially in the first half. Two goals lifted an otherwise mediocre display – much like the team generally. 6

Darren Potter – protected the defence better in the second half than he did in the first. 5
Samir Carruthers – some clever reverse passes in the opening exchanges but his performance dipped after that, leading to his 75th minute exit. 3
Kieran Agard – showed flashes of his pace and movement, getting good chances at the start of the both halves. Needed better supply. 6

Daniel Powell – isolated at times but offered next to nothing when he did get the ball. 2
Dean Bowditch – something of a headless chicken. His work rate appeared his only trait. 3

Ryan Colclough (on 69) – exacerbated Kelly-Evans’ defensive vulnerabilities. Offered more in 21 minutes than Powell did in 69. 9
Ben Reeves (on 75) – added more creativity than Carruthers, though MK Dons had a man advantage throughout his time on the field. 7
Chuks Aneke (on 86) – held the ball up well in his short time on the field. 6

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