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Robbo reflects on past Robins clashes

2 October 2015

Karl Robinson says last season’s meetings with Bristol City were two of the best games he’s been involved in as a manager.

The men from MK1 and the Robins met twice in League 1 last season, with the side from Bristol edging a five-goal thriller in September before the two teams played out a tightly-contested goalless draw at stadiummk later in the year.

“Our recent games with Bristol City are some of the best I’ve been involved in,” Robinson told the media ahead of this Saturday’s clash at Ashton Gate. “A lot of people described the 0-0 draw here last season as ‘like a Championship’ game - now it is I’m sure both sets of players will go for it.”

Despite finishing first and second in the third tier last season, neither side have managed to pick up as many points as they would have liked at the start of this campaign which shows the gulf between the two divisions, according to Robinson.

“There are two leagues in the Championship - the heavyweights and the middleweights. All the ones who have spent are pulling away and we cannot concern ourselves with them.

“This is the hardest year ever to get out of the Championship. Clubs have gone for it because they want to get to the Premier League when even more cash takes precedence.”

He continued: “We believe we can win every game of football we play. We deserve to be in this league and now we’re here, we need to enjoy it and accept the challenge.”

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