Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke has hailed his side’s 6-1 defeat to MK Dons on Saturday as embarrassing.
The result was Orient’s heaviest defeat in 13 years and had dropped them back into the League One relegation zone with three games to go.
Dons striker Dean Bowditch opened the scoring with a tap-in at the back post before Rob Hall doubled the lead.
The hosts scored their third goal in seven minutes when Will Grigg added a quick-fire third from the penalty spot before Hall scored a fourth with a deflected effort in an impressive first half for the Dons.
Hall then completed his hat-trick on the hour mark before Orient’s Jay Simpson grabbed a consolation goal for the visitors and Dele Alli completed the thrashing with the Dons’ sixth.
Clarke apologised for his sides defeat but stated the need to put the defeat behind them ahead of the trip to Rochdale on Tuesday.
The O’s skipper spoke to East London and West Essex Guardian Series, “We’re professionals and to lose like we have done today is an embarrassment. It’s one we unfortunately need to forget about. There’s not many games left so we can’t dwell on this and have to move on.
“We’ve let a lot of people down. A lot of family and friends and the fans as well. It’s disappointing because we had a good number of fans here today and I just hope they’ve not lost faith in us.
“We want to repay them. They’re spending a lot of money travelling up and down and we hope they do that again on Tuesday for us.”