Stoke City youngster Lasse Sørensen bounced back from being hauled off after just 32 minutes by helping MK Dons reach the third round of the FA Cup.
Defender Sørensen was taken off early in during MK’s 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.
He started on the bench for Sunday’s second round tie at Barnet, but was sent off after just 12 minutes following an injury to Jordan Houghton.
The Dons won 1-0 thanks to a late goal from former Stoke striker Cameron Jerome.
After the game, Sørensen’s attitude and mental strength was hailed by MK assistant manager Luke Williams.
“Lasse is part of the group – he understood that his substitution was not because of him but because the game was wrong,” said Williams, reported the MK Citizen.
“He understood it all and how, on a different day, it might have been him coming on.
“And his mentality has been kept intact, and he came on to make a huge impact today.”
Sørensen was given an 8/10 rating by the MK Citizen, with reporter Toby Lock writing: “After being the sacrificial lamb on Tuesday, being subbed off in the first half, his early appearance off the bench saw Sorensen slot straight in, and become Dons’ key man in the centre of the park. Good on the ball, and physically strong too.”