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Robinson takes responsibility

18 September 2014

Karl Robinson says he takes full responsibility for his side’s defeat to Bradford City on Tuesday evening.

The Dons were beaten at home for the first time in 2014/15 by the Bantams, who walked away from stadiummk with a 2-1 win courtesy of two goals in as many first-half minutes from Aaron Mclean and Billy Clarke.

Dean Lewington pulled a goal back for Robinson’s men just before half-time but despite a dominant second half, they were unable to find a breakthrough, which led to the Dons boss holding his hands up in his post-match interview with MK Dons Player.

Robinson said: “I got it wrong and I have to take the blame for that. I let the fans down and I let the players down.

“I felt I stunted the development of the game by making too many changes too soon. I changed the shape a number of times to try and get more on the pitch - sometimes the fans cry for two strikers but when we do that, it stopped our continuity.

“It’s something I need to get right for the next game and the rest of the season.”

He continued: “It was just 15 minutes of sloppiness early on which has cost us. Bradford came here and contributed very well to the game, and I’ve got no grievances with losing the game.”

Robinson was sent to the stands during the second half and the Dons boss addressed the dismissal after the game.

“The sending off was silly and it’s something I’ll have to deal with. We’ll have to wait and see what’s in the report.”

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