GARY Waddock said Wycombe's late equaliser against MK Dons felt like a winner.

The Wanderers boss had nothing but praise for his players after their stoppage time leveller against their derby rivals.

They matched the Dons throughout the game but looked to finish empty-handed after Daniel Powell's second-half strike for the visitors.

But Wycombe refused to throw in the towel and Stuart Beavon's late header left Waddock on a high and his side still out of the League One relegation zone.

“That could be a very important point for us,” he said. “Credit to the players to score that late on with that never-say-die attitude. To end it that way it feels like a win

“They didn't give up and they kept going. Heads didn't drop and that may have happened a little while ago.”

Wycombe were without captain Dave Winfield and midfielder Matt Bloomfield for the clash with a high-flying MK Dons side with 93 goals to their name this season.

But Waddock was delighted to see his side go toe-to-toe with such a formidable outfit.

“They are a good side and have been able to outplay teams,” he said. “I thought we set our stall out well today and they didn't out-pass us or out play us during the course of the game and were in it from start to finish.

“There is a confidence and belief within the group. We went into the game in confident mood and felt we could get something from it.”

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