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Karl calls for clinical Dons

26 March 2014

Karl Robinson has challenged his players to be more ruthless in front of goal when Wolves come to stadiummk on Saturday.

MK Dons head into this weekend’s clash with the League-leaders on the back of a frustrating 1-0 defeat to Gillingham on Tuesday night, a result which prevented the side from closing the gap on the play-off places. Robinson’s men enjoyed total domination but were stunned by a 50
minute strike from Craig Fagan and in his post-match interview the Dons boss called for his players’ decision-making to improve.
He told MK Dons Player: “It was disappointing. I don’t think anybody could knock the players’ attitudes but we just weren’t good enough in the final third, it’s as simple as that.

“We got into some really good areas and we just didn’t have the final ball. It’s been six weeks now since we’ve scored a goal at home. We’re not scoring enough goals.

“It’d be a fault of the system if we didn’t have chances or get into good areas. We’ve tried 4-4-2, we’ve gone with three at the back, we started 4-2-3-1 and went 4-3-3 during the game tonight. Our decision making in the final third has just been poor.

“But, this game is done. I said to the boys afterwards, in football you very rarely get second chances but they’ve been given four. We’re still in this and we’re throwing it away at the moment.

“The effort from the group has been sensational considering how thin on the ground we’ve been and I can’t knock the players for that. For us to still be in the shake-up with seven games to go when people were questioning whether we’d slip into relegation, is remarkable.

“I still believe we’re in it and the glass is certainly still half full. Peterborough losing obviously lifts us but our defeat will also give them a lift.

“We’ll roll our sleeves up and go again. It’s a great one on Saturday for us to be involved in. I’ve told the players they can’t keep playing like they are and not win games. It’s down to them to take their opportunities when they come on the pitch.”
Karl Robinson was speaking to MK Dons Player in the wake of his side’s 1-0 defeat to Gillingham - click here to watch the full interview.

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