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Karl keen to praise players

10 August 2014

Dons boss Karl Robinson hailed the character of his side after their stunning comeback on the opening day.

Robinson’s men completed a remarkable turnaround at stadiummk, bouncing back from 2-0 down to run out 4-2 victors over Gillingham.

“There were components today that weren’t pleasing, but they held their hands up at half-time and they came back wonderfully well,” he told MK Dons Player.

“They were patient in their play. The most pleasing thing was how quick we played and how quick we played forward. It’s a team with energy and legs. We’ll enjoy this win but we now focus on AFC Wimbledon.”

He added: “We kept doing the right things. I didn’t have a go at them at half-time, I praised them because I felt they deserved to be praised.

“Hopefully we can keep playing our way, we can keep doing what we do right and we’ll hopefully get better results than what we did last year. It’s a good start.”

The 33-year-old thanked the Dons faithful for sticking with the team throughout the 90 minutes.

He said: “There’s a tremendous togetherness about the Club and I didn’t hear anyone have a go at 2-0 down – well, maybe one or two behind me! They praised the players and look what it does, look how they responded for you.”

Robinson concluded by extending his well wishes to Gills duo Cody McDonald and Stuart Nelson, who were both forced off through injury.

Watch Karl's full interview here.

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