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Karl: Not good enough

11 February 2015

Karl Robinson says his side ‘weren’t good enough’ at Bradford City on Monday evening.

Robinson’s men took the lead at Valley Parade courtesy of Dele Alli’s 13th goal of the season but let the advantage slip to fall to only their second defeat in 20 league matches.

“Being honest, we weren’t good enough and we all know that,” Robinson told MK Dons Player. “We were way below par and even when we took the lead we managed to throw it away in less than two-and-a-half minutes – that’s poor from our perspective.

“I didn’t even celebrate the goal because, at that stage, I didn’t feel we had any control on the game. I was getting ready to make a substitution just before they scored because I just didn’t feel comfortable.

“Their two goals were one-on-ones and we pride ourselves on stopping the opposition getting chances like that. We’ve let ourselves down a little bit and we know we’ve got to do more.

“We just didn’t look right. We got dominated and a lot of players didn’t perform to the best of their abilities. We just weren’t able to hold the ball up well or retain it for long enough and we dropped too deep at times too.

“We all know that it wasn’t good enough so there’s a lot of work to do now. There are things to improve on but we will do.

“The players have been told it wasn’t good enough but if they can now go and repeat the 20-game run we’ve just been on then we’ll be up there at the end of the season.”

One positive to take from an otherwise frustrating trip to Yorkshire, was a first Dons start for Keith Andrews since his return to the Club on loan from Bolton Wanderers – the midfielder played 72 minutes alongside Darren Potter in the centre of the park.

Robinson commented: “I thought (Keith) did very well - him and Pottsy dominated that middle for large parts.”

Robinson's side will look to respond when they travel to Gillingham on Saturday and tickets for that clash are available to buy from the Club priced at £15 for adults and seniors, £10 for U18s and FREE for U12s.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/kiosk at thecentre:mk or call 0333 200 5343

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