Neal Ardley has told his AFC Wimbledon players they must build on today’s positive showing at league leaders Scunthorpe.
The Dons held the big-spending table-toppers to a goalless stalemate at Glanford Park to bounce back from last week’s terrible home defeat to Torquay.
Ardley was furious with his players after that result but was in a much better mood in North Lincolnshire and wants to keep smiling after next weekend’s visit of Exeter.
He said: "We have got to make sure that the point we have worked so hard for here at Scunthorpe is made into an even better one by taking four points from out next two home games. That is really, really important for us now.
"Coming here to play the league leaders, we knew we had to have a togetherness about us. I know Ross Worner has pulled off a couple of good saves to help us, but we have worked really hard as a team to earn this point.
"If I was nit-picking I would say we lacked a bit of quality at times when we got the ball into the attacking area, but overall I have got to be pleased with the reaction after last Saturday's defeat at home to Torquay.
"We have struggled at home against teams near the bottom and have got to make sure we work hard to put that right.”
The one negative of an otherwise decent afternoon was a serious-looking injury to centre-half Andy Frampton in the first half against the Iron.