Boss Peter Reid was full of praise for his Plymouth players after Argyle kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 1-0 victory over promotion-chasing MK Dons.

Argyle ace Simon Walton fired the home side ahead from a 21st-minute free-kick from the left following a foul by Dons central defender Sean O'Hanlon on lively winger Yannick Bolasie and Argyle will now climb out of the bottom four if they win their game in hand.

After seeing his side record successive 1-0 wins over Easter, Reid said: "The lads have given themselves a great shout, a fighting chance and that is all you can ask."

He added: "It's going to be difficult because the game in hand is a very difficult one (against Southampton) and we now have to concentrate on our next game, which is a local derby against Exeter, and everyone knows about local derbies.

"It's another win, it's another clean sheet; that's two 1-0 wins and two clean sheets. Fantastic, I could not have asked for more."

Dons boss Karl Robinson was not too downbeat despite seeing his side lose.

He said: "We created many chances and the important thing is to keep creating those chances from now until the end of the season.

"Peter Reid is a fantastic manager and one that I respect so if he says that the second best team won, with all his experience, I would have to agree with him.

"Defeat is part of the industry. It's part of what we do and all we have to do now is make sure we recover in the right way and move on from here.

"The players worked hard and everything they gave was exceptional. I have to ensure from now until the end of the season they keep doing the right things."