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Karl applauds early call

18 January 2013

Karl Robinson thanked Crewe Alexandra for making an early decision to postpone their fixture against MK Dons this weekend.

The npower League 1 match was called off when a local official inspected the pitch at the Alexandra Stadium and deemed the surface unplayable and the surrounding areas unsafe for spectators. 
Robinson’s Dons were due to travel to Cheshire this afternoon, but delayed plans until the pitch inspection had taken place.

The Dons boss said: “The game being called off early allowed us to do a double training session today and it does allow us to tinker with next week’s schedule as well so the boys now have the weekend off. 

“I’m glad the decision was made early for the fans, I didn’t want fans laying out money on transport and match tickets for a game that was in doubt and have to pay it all again in a few weeks time. I’d like to thank Crewe Alexandra and their staff for ensuring they made a decision early rather than wait until the last minute.

“Our training and preparations have been affected massively because we can’t get on grass and we’re forced to play small-sided games, but we’re lucky that we can train in our indoor facilities. I’ve been watching Sky Sports News and I’ve seen all the Premier League team are all suffering too, so it’s a problem we all have.”

Robinson, though, has no plans to put his feet up instead he will embark on a scouting trip to source all the information he needs on Queens Park Rangers as he prepares for the Dons’ first-ever FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round encounter.

“The players will have the weekend off, but I am going to watch West Ham play QPR at the weekend and try to get my teeth into that challenge that awaits us next week. As soon as one game falls your mind switches to the next one coming.”

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