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Karl: Frustrated by lack of goals

1 February 2014

Karl Robinson bemoaned the lack of goals in his side after Saturday’s frustrating 1-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers.

MK Dons dominated large parts of the Sky Bet League 1 clash at stadiummk, as they went in search of their first win in four, but former striker Ryan Lowe struck with just two minutes remaining to condemn the side to another disappointing loss.

Lowe’s goal came as a cruel blow to Robinson and his side, who certainly deserved at least a point, and a frustrated Liverpudlian spoke to BBC Three Counties after the match. He said: “I’m still in shock when I hear the result.

“Other than a 15 minute spell in the second half I thought we dominated the game, it’s bitterly disappointing. We were the better team on the pitch and I can’t knock the players’ efforts.

“(Ben) Reeves in the first half was sensational and I thought we missed Bowds when he came off which is something I had to do.

“I also thought the fans were great as well they really got behind us, even one or two of the players said after the game that they feel like they’ve let them down."

Saturday's defeat, the third on the spin, was also the third game in a row that the Dons have failed to find the back of the net and Robinson insists it's something he and his staff need to look to address ahead of the opening of the Loan Window next week.

He added: “We had 15 shots in the first half alone so I think it is evident we need to find a striker. I thought Powell was effective and he gave it a right good go but he’s not a natural finisher.

“That’s three games now without a goal so we need to make sure we find someone and bring them in quick. We always tend to find strikers at this club, but at the moment they’re proving difficult to come across for whatever reason.

“We’re all frustrated; I am as much as the fans. The players are gutted because nobody didn’t try, they all put their bodies on the line and we defended really well for 90 minutes; they didn’t really have a chance on goal.

“The positivity from everybody around the players towards me and the team has been great, I can’t ask for anymore. We’ve just got to turn it around because that’s competing in mid-table and we don’t want to be there. We don’t want to be a mid-table team.”

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