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Robbo lauds never-say-die Dons

24 March 2014

Karl Robinson praised the character of his players after their sensational come-from-behind victory over Stevenage on Saturday.


MK Dons fought back from two goals down to beat the Boro 3-2 at Lamex Stadium, with captain Dean Lewington netting the winner from a corner in the fifth minute of stoppage-time.
Lewington’s goal completed a feat which hadn’t been achieved by a Dons side since the win over Torquay United at the National Hockey Stadium back in 2006.

"The players deserve a special mention," Robinson told MK Dons Player. "Not only were we dead and buried in the game at half-time, we were also dead and buried in our quest to get sixth but they responded.

"We weren’t very good in the first half, we were lethargic. Stevenage got on top and made it difficult for us to play. They outplayed us.

"Second half I had to do something different, tactically, and thankfully it worked. The players deserve all the credit today and the fans that travelled as well. It's a day I will remember for a long time.

"We’ve now won our two league games against Stevenage which is a difficult thing to do. My focus now turns to Gillingham that will motivate us going into that game."

The win came just hours after it was announced that Head of Coaching Gary Waddock had left the Football Club to take up the vacant managerial position at Oxford United, and in his post-match interview with the press, Robinson paid tribute to his former assistant.
"I want to thank Gary Waddock," he added. "He’s been an unbelievable person for me to lean on. I like giving people the opportunities, and I like seeing people progress and he’s going to do that. 
Oxford have a very good manager."


to watch the full interview.Click hereKarl Robinson was speaking to MK Dons Player after his side's 3-2 victory over Stevenage.


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