2:08pm Wednesday 21st March 2012
By Sam Elliott
Terry Brown refused to point fingers at his defence despite their record of two clean sheets since August once again coming back to haunt them as they lost 1-0 at Oxford on Tuesday.
The Wimbledon manager instead had a pop at his midfield, attack and goalkeeper after the 1-0 defeat at the Kassam Stadium.
The Dons are dire against Chris Wilder's men. It's played four lost four in the last three years against the O's and they haven't found the target once in those matches.
That's a sore subject for downcast Brown right now.
He blasted his side's reliance on top scorer Jack Midson as the pressure was back on after Dean Morgan's 57th minute goal that should have been kept out by goalkeeper Seb Brown.
Wimbledon didn't create enough but were convinced they should have had a 31st minute penalty when Sammy Moore was upended by Jack Wright.
The Dons boss said: “I'm pretty annoyed with them (his players) to be honest. Again, I am asking the same old question – if Jack's not scoring, who is? Who is chipping in? Who is going to step up to the plate?
“I am sick and tired of us playing this pretty football, as regardless of whether we had more possession it is about what you do in both boxes. In their box we didn't do enough again, it's as simple as that.
“The final ball again wasn't good enough and their goal was a miss-hit shot that should have been saved.
“It's not bad luck – it's our inability to finish chances.
"We defended well, I think things are coming together in that area but our football needs to be winning football and it isn't.
"It again makes the match on Saturday against Burton a vitally important one.”
On the first half penalty call, Brown added: “It was nailed-on. If not, why has he not booked him for diving? I'm gutted by that decision.
“If he gives it we probably score and I think we go on to win the football match.”
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