Rochdale 1-2 MK Dons

MK Dons strengthened their push for fourth place in League One with victory against relegated Rochdale.

The visitors took an early lead when Luke Chadwick supplied Jay O'Shea, who drilled a low shot through the legs of keeper Matt Edwards.

Substitute Dean Bowditch made it 2-0 with his first touch of the game, stroking home O'Shea's centre after a clever back heel from Jabo Ibehre.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro pulled one back to earn a late consolation for Dale.

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Rochdale assistant manager Jimmy Bell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"For a couple of weeks now, making decisions about the squad has been a big agenda.

"We've done nothing but think about the players we're going to retain and we've got a good idea now of where we're going to go next season.

"We're confident and very optimistic that we can bounce back.

"League Two is a tough league to get out of, but hopefully this time next year we'll be looking at promotion."

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