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Karl hails ‘very good’ display

19 January 2015

Dons boss Karl Robinson was delighted with his side’s level of performance in Saturday’s 1-0 success over Sheffield United.

Carl Baker’s cool finish in the second half settled a tight encounter at stadiummk, which kept the Dons on the tails ofh the top two in Sky Bet League 1, still with games in hand.

He told MK Dons Player: “Sheffield United are a very good team and they scored three against QPR in the cup and two against Preston so they’ve been in good form, but we stopped them from scoring which is great for us.

“It was another clean sheet and the finish from Bakes was great, capping off a very good performance.

“It’s nice winning games in front of the Cowshed, it’s wonderful. The atmosphere was sensational and you sucked the ball in for us. I was very proud of the fans for the way they got behind us after a difficult week.

“We lost Pottsy at midnight on Friday but Samir stepped in and did well and, of course, Benik. The players responded in the right manner.”

He added: “To be 12 points clear of seventh is a tremendous achievement by everyone involved. We are obviously third in the league and we are in good form at the moment – it’s only one defeat in 14 games.

The Dons controlled the majority of the first half but had David Martin to thank just before the break as the Blades threatened to go ahead through Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

“It was a magnificent save. Sometimes with goalkeepers it’s more luck than judgement but he stood up and it came off the inside of his calf. That was the best chance of the game at that stage and they didn’t take it, but we took ours when it came along in the second half.”

The 34-year-old reserved a special mention for new recruit Jonson Clarke-Harris, who made his debut as a second-half substitute after joining on loan from Rotherham United on Friday.

“I thought Jonno offered us something different – I’ve never had anything like that before. He can run like the wind, he’s wonderful in the air and Griggy fed off him well. A lot of pleasing things came out of today.”

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