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Karl: Players deserved more

24 February 2014

Karl Robinson believes his MK Dons players deserved more out of their 1-0 defeat to Bradford City on Saturday afternoon.

Robinson’s side were beaten for the first time in four games last weekend courtesy of James Hanson’s second-half goal which came after goalkeeper David Martin had misjudged a heavy back-pass deep in his penalty area.

The goal came as a cruel blow to the men from MK1, who had dominated their Yorkshire opponents for large parts of the game, and speaking afterwards Robinson revealed his frustration at coming away from Valley Parade empty-handed.

He told MK Dons Player: “It was very unfair, we didn’t deserve what we got. Bradford have done wonderfully well over recent years and they showed how difficult they can be but I think we deserved more than what we got. I’m gutted, I really am.

“The back four were sensational and their one error led to a goal. Dave’s obviously devastated and it does hurt him because the club means so much to him but I think he’s a wonderful character and a goalkeeper who I’ll stick by through thick and thin.

“We dominated the game and got into some really good areas but if you don’t score goals you’re not going to win football matches. We should have taken our chances and it’s important, in future, when these chances come along that we don’t snatch at them.

We just need to keep going, keep marching on. We’re thin on numbers but we’ve just got to keep doing the right things. Let’s build on the positives because there are some negatives that I don’t want to dwell on. Let’s dust ourselves off and get ready for a very different challenge in Oldham.”

Saturday’s game also allowed Robinson the chance to introduce Sanmi Odelusi to the 253 Dons supporters who travelled from Milton Keynes, just 24 hours after he had joined the Club on a one-month you loan.

“Sanmi is rapid and we saw how quick he can be.” Robinson added. “He’s going to add something a little bit different to our play.”

Watch the full interview for free by clicking hereKarl Robinson was speaking to MK Dons Player following the 1-0 defeat to Bradford City on Saturday.

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