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Karl: Great way to end

27 April 2013

Karl Robinson felt his side’s 2-0 victory over Stevenage on Saturday was ‘a great way to end’ their 2012/13 season.

Goals from Patrick Bamford and Ryan Lowe either side of half-time helped the Dons cruise to a comfortable win at Lamex Stadium - a result which sees them finish the campaign in 8th position, on 70 points.

And when speaking to the media after the game, boss Robinson revealed his delight with the performances of both his players and the fans, who turned out in their hundreds to support the men from MK1 in their final outing of the year.

The 32-year-old said: “That was a great way to end the year, we performed very, very well. The pitch was really slick and it allowed us to play our football. We took our goals very well and Patrick and Lowey finished off the season in style.

“Our fans, were magnificent and I think the players showed at the end by throwing their shirts into the crowd how much it meant to them.

“Where do we go from here? I’ll have a pint tonight and enjoy the win and then on Monday morning we’ll start planning for next season.”

“Our aim, though, is to build on this year. We’ve showed that when we have our best players available we’re really competitive in this League.”

Outside of the goals, the two positives for the Dons were the cameos from young duo Dele Alli and Giorgio Rasulo, who both showed glimpses of their potential after coming on as second-half substitutes.

And Robinson was full of praise for his two academy starlets.

“The year hasn’t turned out how we would have liked but there have been a lot of highs and today we had two under-17s on the pitch, which is a tremendous way for us to move forward.

“You look at Giorgio and Dele who came on as substitutes, they are special young players and so the future is in the strongest hands possible. 

“They were excellent. We need to make sure Giorgio now does his homework because he’s back to school on Monday but he’s a special talent, as is Dele.

“They’ve got tremendous energy and they are going to go right to the top of English football. We’ve got to make sure we nurture them in the right way and we’ve got to make sure we enjoy the fruits of their labour.

“We will see a lot more of them next season.”

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