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Karl: Perfect away performance

14 December 2013

Karl Robinson believes his side put on the ‘perfect away performance’ to secure their first League win in four games on Saturday afternoon.

MK Dons bounced back from a run of three straight League defeats earlier today with a superb 2-0 victory over automatic promotion favourites Wolverhampton Wanders at Molineux Stadium.

The victory - which came courtesy of a 14th goal of the season from Patrick Bamford and a stunning second half strike from Ben Reeves - was also the Dons’ first on the road since August and Robinson was quick to praise the character of his players after the game.

The 33-year-old Dons boss said: “To come here and win 2-0; it’s arguably as perfect an away performance as you’ll see from a side here this season.

“It had everything I love about football. The passing, the desire, the quality, the ball retention, the sharpness, the quality of the goals, the great defending and the great saves. That’s what we love about football.

“We put pressure on ourselves this week because we couldn’t come here; get beat and then go back home to play Port Vale with immense pressure on ourselves. We had to put a performance in.

“During the week, we got back to basics; we moved Stephen Gleeson and Darren Potter a bit deeper which allowed us to be a little bit more dominant. I thought the front four worked wonderfully well and the solidarity in the team looked like it was back today.

“We’ve also been asking for more goals all round the team and Reevesy got one last week and he’s gone one again today; the boy’s full of confidence at the moment.

“The first goal came at the end of a 20 pass move which is typical of us and Patrick needed that too. He’s got so many support mechanisms around him but it’s not just about how much support he gets, it’s how we responds to that and he’s taken it all on and he’s added to his game. That’s why he’s going to be such a quality player.

“Everyone in white stood out for me today, though; the fans too. We are very happy with how we performed and it’s important we use this as a catalyst, now, moving forward."

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