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Karl: Robins showing warranted more

29 September 2014

Karl Robinson believes his side didn’t deserve to come away from their clash with Bristol City empty-handed.

The Dons were edged out by the league leaders in a thrilling five-goal thriller at Ashton Gate on Saturday, despite dominating the stats sheet with 59 percent of possession and by having more shots than their hosts.

“I thought we deserved more than a point,” he told MK Dons Player after the game. “We played very well against the best team in the league right now and although there is a lot of disappointment because we lost, there are an awful lot of positives we can take too.

 “We’re a good team and I think the fans that were here saw that. I have an immense amount of respect for Steve and his team, but I thought we came and showed that we are a good team. We didn’t deserve that result.”

The men from MK1 found themselves two goals down at the interval but they responded in the second period by tying things up at 2-2 before Wade Elliot’s winner, and boss Robinson praised captain Dean Lewington for his role in inspiring the revival.

“I told them at the break that they were the better team, which they were. We had, had more shots, more crosses and more possession but somehow we were 2-0 down.

“Also, Dean Lewington epitomised his role of captain at half-time and he almost did the team talk for me. He was different class and that’s why he wears the armband.”

Saturday’s defeat saw the Dons slip to fourth in Sky Bet League 1, but they will have a chance to respond this weekend when they travel to Huish Park to take on Yeovil Town.

Robinson’s men have only ever beaten the Glovers once in Somerset but the Liverpudlian hopes the team use their current confidence to collect the three points this time around.

“We’ve been away to Peterborough and Bristol City and arguably deserved more than what we’ve got out of the games. That, along with this performance, will give us an awful lot of belief and confidence, and also a hunger and a desire to put it right.

“We can’t just come to places like Ashton Gate and perform, we’ve now got to go down to Yeovil and perform just as well. We’ve got an awful lot of games coming up and it’s key we continue performing like we are, and we stay on the front foot and stick together."

Tickets for the trip to Yeovil Town this weekend are available to buy from the Box Office until 5pm on Friday 3rd October or the kiosk at thecentre:mk until 7pm on Thursday 2nd.

To purchase tickets, visit either the Box Office at stadiummk or the kiosk at thecentre:mk, call 01908 622900 or e-mail boxoffice@mkdons.com.


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