Published: 21/11/2012 16:54 - Updated: 12/02/2013 17:52

Football: MK Dons boss pays tribute to Dean Bowditch as winger rescues a point at Shrewsbury Town

Written byDAN PALMER

Dean Bowditch runs to celebrate after scoring MK Dons' late equaliser Dean Bowditch runs to celebrate after scoring MK Dons' late equaliser

Dons manager Karl Robinson paid tribute to Dean Bowditch after the winger’s stoppage time strike rescued a point at Shrewsbury Town.

The former Yeovil man smashed home a beautiful volley late on to level the game at 2-2.

It was harsh on the Shropshire outfit who deserved to win after a strong second half showing, but Dons moved up to third with the point.

“Dean Bowditch’s goal was terrific but we know he is capable of that,” Robinson said.

“He’s a tremendously gifted footballer and he’s been a big difference to our team since coming back from injury.”

Robinson also said that struggling Shrewsbury had not surprised him with the quality of their performance.

“We did our homework on them and I’ve watched seen them play four times this year and I knew what they had to offer,” he said.

“Their front two deserve tremendous credit.

“I thought Luke Rodgers and Marvin Morgan worked their socks off and to do that for 90 minutes, you have to take your hat off to them.

“I shook both of their hands at the end and told them that their performances deserved an applause and a handshake.

“They made it difficult for us tonight and Shrewsbury are very lucky to have the two of them.

“If you have people like that in your team, you’re not going to be far off.”

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner thought that his side should have claimed the three points.

“We had a terrific second half,” he said.

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