Karl Robinson was delighted with his players’ attitude and application during Wednesday’s 4-1 friendly victory over Championship side Birmingham City.
The Dons defeated the Blues in a behind-closed-doors friendly yesterday afternoon, their third game in as many days. In the sweltering heat, the men from MK1 battled hard to see off their opponents thanks to goals from Alan Smith, Daniel Powell, George Baldock and a penalty from Shaun Williams.
Robinson, whose side will now fly back to Milton Keynes ahead of a double-header on Saturday afternoon, was pleased with the way his players coped against a Birmingham team that featured several internationals and when speaking to mkdons.com, said: “I was pleased with the (team’s) attitude, there were a few tackles going in.
"We’ve played three really competitive games and players haven’t been backing out of tackles and that was certainly the case here. We had a de-brief afterwards and we talked about how the far the young players have come and how they’re making an impact on the group and I believe that’s a result of the senior players’ standards being above what they were last year.
“I said to the players at half-time, I don’t really care about the result so I can’t say I care about the result now we’ve won. I was more pleased that we’ve played three games in three days and we’ve still just worked hard. We’ve run around and we’ve made it difficult for the opposition, who are on another level to the teams we’ve played over her - there were an awful lot of internationals on the pitch and I thought we coped extremely well.”