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Karl: We're still so positive

12 September 2012

MK Dons will host Yeovil Town this weekend off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Walsall last weekend.

The Dons will be looking to make amends by picking up the three points against a Glovers side that have started the season on fire, winning three out of their opening five games.

Although Robinson’s side have failed to win away from home in the League so far this season, they have won three out of three home games as they look to make stadiummk a fortress in what is an important year for the Club.

The 31-year-old manager has been pleased with the start to the 2012/13 season but is more than aware his team need to start turning chances into goals if they are to achieve promotion this year.

Speaking from his office before training Robinson said: “It feels like a long season already.

“It’s not been a bad start we just haven’t taken our chances. We had just under 50 shots in the last two games and not scored.

“I’d be more worried if I was sat here having lost 1-0 and 1-0 not knowing where the next goal was going to come from so we just need to keep creating chances and keep believing.

“What we’re doing is right and it’s very similar to what happened to Andy Murray on Monday. He believed in what himself despite going a long time without winning a Grand Slam yet he still believed in his ability and came out on top.

“Football is not to dissimilar, we believe in each other and ultimately we’ll get it right at some stage.”

The side from MK1 have now gone two games without a win despite dominating large spells of possession and creating countless chances, something which frustrates the Liverpool-born Manager as much as anyone.

“It frustrates me when we get beat because it hurts as well.

“I can understand it hurting the fans and I know it hurts them financially as well because they’ve got to pay to come and watch us.

“Yes we get paid for it but it still hurts us, it’s something we don’t like doing.

“Stephen Gleeson this year I think has come on leaps and bounds in how he conducts himself. You see him walk to every corner of the ground clapping the fans at the end of the game and that wasn’t a strength of his in the past two or three years.

Yet the talented young manager remains positive his side can turn the form around in the near future.

 “We’re still so positive though. We’ve changed it up this week with the boys coming in yesterday and today so we’ve upset the rhythm and hopefully we’ll get a response.

“In fairness, we’ve already got a response because of the boys coming in yesterday on their day off. That’s just a tremendous testament to what type of characters they are.”

The Dons return back home for the clash with Gary Johnson’s Yeovil and Robinson is delighted to be playing at stadiummk again in front of a home crowd he reserved a special mention for.

“I think that fans have been excellent this season, I don’t think they’ve ever been this vocal, and it means so much to us.

“We do hear them and we do need them. We do hurt when we lose and we are frustrated at ourselves when we give a pass away or we pick the wrong team. We’re going to do that, everyone makes mistakes in football.

“So it’s nice to come back home, as I always say I want to make this place a fortress as it is a very special place to come and play football.”

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