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Karl keen to continue cup run

12 November 2014

The Dons will compete in the second round of The FA Cup for the fourth successive season and Karl Robinson now wants his side to make it four out of four in terms of reaching round three.

Robinson has led his side to the third round of the country’s most prestigious cup competition in each of his last four years, having only failed to reach that stage in his debut season – 2010/11.

“It’s the fourth consecutive season we’ve reached round two and we’ve got to round three on all four of those occasions too,” the Dons boss told the media. “It’s not a bad record to have as a Football Club and we want to keep that run going."

He continued: “The FA Cup has still got the mystique that no other cup competition can boast. I was at the draw (on Monday) and I saw all the football fans in the studio and how much it meant to them.

“I understand people’s excitement about the Champions League and everything else, but this cup competition engrosses everybody from the bottom to the top of the scale. As a football fan, I still think this is the best club cup competition in the world.”

For the first time in history, the Dons have been drawn against two league rivals in the same FA Cup campaign and although Robinson is aware of the tough task ahead for his side, he remains confident they can progress in the competition.

“It’s been a tough start to the competition for us. I don’t think too many teams have had as difficult a ride as us so far.

“When we played Chesterfield at their place earlier in the season we saw how difficult they can be and it will be a really, really tough afternoon for us.

"But, it’s a home draw and an opportunity for us to get to the third round once again.”

A date for the second round tie at home to Chesterfield has yet to be confirmed. Ticket and match details will be announced on once they are finalised.

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