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Karl: Cup exit will motivate us

29 October 2014

Karl Robinson wants his side to use Tuesday night’s exit from the Capital One Cup as a motivation tool.

Robinson’s men were knocked out of the competition at the fourth-round stage by Sheffield United, who struck twice in the final ten minutes of the clash at stadiummk to cancel out Benik Afobe’s penalty.

The result put an end to the Dons’ terrific cup run, one which saw them defeat AFC Wimbledon, Bradford City and, of course, Premier League giants Manchester United en route to reaching the last 16 for the first time.

“We’re disappointed to be out because we don’t like losing, but we’ve had a great cup run and there are some wonderful memories to take from it,” Robinson told MK Dons Player.

“To get to the fourth round is a great achievement, especially as we’ve played some big teams.

“We’ve had a wonderful run but it’s come to an end and we’ll move on. We need to make sure we use this as motivation for forthcoming matches.”

Tuesday night saw the Dons lose from a winning position for only the second time this season, and Robinson was disappointed to see his side defeated in the manner they were.

He said: “The two teams cancelled each other out and made it difficult for one another, and then we switched off at the end of the game which cost us the football match.

“I thought we’d have more in us (after we scored) but once they scored they gained a bit of momentum. We just switched off and we can’t do that.

“We’ve got to take this one on the chin, feel disappointed and hurt, and then come back fighting for the forthcoming games.”

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