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Robbo calls for re-focus

29 January 2013

Karl Robinson has warned his MK Dons players not to allow their FA Cup success to distract them from their main aim this season – promotion from League 1.

Tonight the Dons play their first League game since January 12th as the weather and Cup run has limited their League 1 action. Robinson’s side now find themselves in eighth place in the table but have four games in hand over seventh-placed Coventry City.

The Dons head into this evening’s game against Yeovil Town on the back of an excellent giant-killing in the FA Cup. Their 4-2 heroics against QPR earned them rave reviews from national media, supporters and football pundits alike, but now the side must re-focus.

Speaking ahead of the game, Robinson said: “In the dressing room after the QPR game I said it was great but that they can enjoy it in the summer because we have too much hard work to do between now and the end of the season. 

“We couldn’t wish to go to Yeovil at a more difficult time, we want to get back in the play-offs, that’s a huge thing for us and we have to keep our feet firmly on the ground
“We have three or four games in hand on the teams around us so we have to make them count when they come along. It’s going to be difficult, it’s a difficult time in the year, but we’re ready for the challenge.”

The Glovers are just one spot behind the Dons in the table after Gary Johnson has resurrected Yeovil following their slumped down the League earlier in the season.

Robinson added: “We have always found Yeovil a difficult team to play against, when we played them earlier in the season they were high-flyers at the time. The have great energy in their side and have been well-resourced by the loan market because they can give the kids the opportunity to play. 

“We go there full of confidence but with that we also have the bit between our teeth at the moment. We’re not in a bad run since the turn of the year, although we’ve not played many games, and we feel confident.”

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