Karl Robinson says his players know they’ve under-performed in the last two games but remains confident that they will respond at Crawley Town this weekend.
“We know we’re better than that and we know we’ve well under-performed in this and the last two games,” Robinson told MK Dons Player after Friday’s clash.
“We didn’t need the FA Cup, as people well know, but I’m still fuming because we got beat. Once people pay their money you’ve got to put a show on. If we’d have won we’d have taken the next round.
“I thought we were bullied in certain areas of the pitch and we let them get away with a lot. I thought we were poor and the game was poor but we know we’re a better team than that.
He continued: “Now my players have to stand up and be counted because they know that was not acceptable.
“This is a bit of a blip, but when good teams lose two on the spin they bounce back and we have to do that now.”
Despite the loss, Robinson did point out two positives to take from Friday’s clash – one of which was an impressive return to action from midfielder Ben Reeves, who has recently been sidelined with a hamstring problem.
“We got beat and there were an awful lot of things that went wrong that they need to put right, but we haven’t lost any ground in the league so you can look at that as a positive.
“I thought another positive was Ben Reeves, who was excellent when he came on. He made a big difference when he came on.”