It could be easy for MK Dons manager Karl Robinson to get carried away after his side’s recent run of results.
After picking up five victories and two draws in November, the Dons finished the month unbeaten having only conceded four times while also tallying 16 goals at the other end of the pitch.
The men from MK1 also earned a pair of 1-0 victories over the then-first and second placed Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield United, while also progressing to the Second Round of the FA Cup with Budweiser after a 6-1 replay win over Cambridge City.
And following their convincing 5-1 mauling of Colchester United last weekend, Robinson’s team found themselves occupying an automatic spot, only three points behind the leading Rovers, although Doncaster Rovers’ result against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night has since seen them slip to third.
But despite the success in November, Robinson is eager to keep himself grounded as he is fully aware that there is a long way to go until the end of the season and any potential success at the end of it.
He said: “November has been a great month for us but the strangest thing is, the performances haven’t been any different to the performances in October and September.
“The performances all season have been very, very pleasing and consistent it’s just the results that haven’t been, whether that’s through bad refereeing decisions, red-cards or goals that should have gone in but haven’t. November, though, has been a remarkable month but I want to make December just as good.”
“I’ve learned a lot from this month as I learn a lot from every period of the season. Whether I win or lose games, it’s important I learn from them as a manager. I’m learning from something new, every single day of my life.
“When I’m successful I need to learn how to keep my feet on the ground and keep focused. Over the course of the next month, it’ll be a big time for us to really kick-on and do things that we feel can take us to the next level.
“I get excited by football matches and doing my job. I love coaching, I love building teams and I love working with people in both groups and individual. I love the challenges that football throws at me. There are a lot worse things that you can do in life. This is our job and we take tremendous pride in what we do.”