Promotion hunters Wolverhampton Wanderers await MK Dons this Saturday in potentially the Club’s sternest test of the season so far.
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson admits Wolves are a ‘huge club’ sitting in League 1 after two troublesome years on the pitch but with Kenny Jackett now at the helm they are pressing for an immediate return to the Championship.
Wolves currently lie in second place in the table on level points with leaders Leyton Orient and with a six-point cushion over third-placed Preston North End.
The Dons’ form heading into the game could not be more different than their hosts with Robinson’s men only picking up three wins in their last 10 League games while the Molineux side have only lost once.
Robinson knows his side’s fortunes have to change quickly in the League, especially with a busy Christmas period coming up. Speaking to the media he said: “It doesn’t get any easier but it is the way the industry works when you’re going through bad times you end up playing the biggest teams.
“It’s been a good week, a positive week and we’re going to try and win the game. Kenny Jackett and Joe Gallen and people at the Club have done a wonderful job since they went in; should their budget, should their crowd be in League 1? No. There is a club who are doubling our attendances and in every way shape or form they are a huge club.
“They are one of those clubs that you want in English football because of the quality of the fans, the way the club is being run. They’ve just been unfortunate for two years; it shows you how quickly things change. “
While the Dons’ FA Cup win over Dover Athletic last week will have lifted the spirits the men from MK1 know they need to start picking up points and clawing their way back into the play-off pack.
Robinson added: “We always put pressure on ourselves because we want to perform every time we put our kit on but depending on how that comes about we are just going to go and do what we do best and that’s play football and hopefully that will allow us to go on and perform the way we know we can.
“We honestly believe that we are a good side and although results haven’t proved that of late we’ve not picked our strongest team for many, many months and when we have everyone fit we are a very good and competitive side. We just, somehow, have to get ourselves over this sticky patch at the moment. “