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Gaffer’s glee after gritty win

19 February 2015

Karl Robinson was pleased with the way his side ‘dug in’ to earn an important three points at Colchester United on Tuesday.

The men from MK1 responded from back-to-back league defeats with a wholly professional 1-0 victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium – the only goal of the game coming courtesy of Dele Alli in the first-half.

“The players were magnificent again,” Robinson told Dons Player. “They really dug in deep and made it difficult for the opposition. Colchester are a good side and they made our evening tough but I thought my players stood up wonderfully well.

“There weren’t many too chances and its important when you play in these type of games you don’t get too carried away. The only chance that really came along fell to Dele, which is no surprise as he has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

He added: “The clean sheet does us all the world of good but it’s great for Ian (McLoughlin), obviously, as he had a bit of criticism at the weekend. Criticism is part of this industry and all a player can do is try to play better in the next game and Ian’s certainly responded in the right way.”

Another positive from Tuesday’s win was the impressive display from George Williams in his first game since returning to the Dons on loan from Fulham until the end of the season.

“I thought for a 19-year-old making his first league start for us, he should tremendous grit and determination. He’s still very young and still learning his trade but I’m looking forward to working with him.”

The invaluable three points saw Robinson’s side move back into second in the Sky Bet League 1 table heading into Saturday’s showdown with Peterborough United – a game which the Dons boss is eagerly anticipating.

“Both sets of fans are looking forward to it, I’m sure. We are looking forward to playing against a good Peterborough side and I’m sure both sets of players and fans will see it as a difficult afternoon.

“They blew us out the water last season and we were bitterly disappointed with that, so we need to perform better this year."

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