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Robbo praises professional performance

9 April 2015

Karl Robinson praised the ‘maturity’ of his players after their convincing 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe United at stadiummk.

The Dons made it four wins on the bounce on Tuesday evening courtesy of a third-straight brace from Will Grigg and a professional performance from the entire side, who saw-out the two-goal lead for close to 85 minutes to record their 21st clean-sheet of the campaign.

“I’m over the moon,” Robinson told MK Dons Player. “I thought everybody in the stadium, from the fans to the players, were sensational in the first half and I was pleased with the way we saw the game out - we took the sting out of it and they didn’t have a shot on target.

“I know people want to see us score a third or fourth but we felt that because they had so much pace at the top end of the pitch, we would have opened up areas for them to possibly nick a goal if we’d have pushed forward – if it gets to 2-1 it’s a different game.

“It’s important we have this mentality to us. In previous years I may have brought on my third substitute earlier to try and get a third goal but it shows the maturity of everybody at the Football Club that a 2-0 victory is a good result.

He continued “Tuesday night’s at stadiummk haven’t been our friend in recent years but the players have made this a good evening and they deserve all the praise.”

Tuesday’s win saw the Dons hit the 75 point mark with still six games remaining in the season and Robinson, whose side took maximum points without conceding a single goal over Easter, was keen to praise his players for their terrific work.

“Over the Easter weekend we’ve scored five goals and not conceded, which is tremendous,” he added. “Seventy five points is also the most we’ve had at this stage of the season before, we’ve equalled our clean-sheet record for League 1 and we’re three league goals away from our all-time record – what a great time to be an MK Dons fan.

“Whatever means it takes for us get out of this League this year, we’ll do our best to achieve it. To have 75 points with six games to go, though, is remarkable and the players deserve all the credit in the world.”

The Dons travel to Port Vale this weekend in search of their fifth straight win - tickets are priced at £22 adults, £17 over-62s and under-21s, £10 under-18s and FREE under-9s while there are discounts for families.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/kiosk at thecentre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets remain on sale from the Club until 5pm on Friday.

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