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Robbo remains upbeat

14 September 2015

Karl Robinson was in good spirits despite his side falling to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough.

Robinson’s Dons kept the Sky Bet Championship promotion-contenders at bay for 70 minutes on Saturday before a stunning solo goal from Stewart Downing and a later finish from his fellow former England international David Nugent secured the points for the Teesside outfit.

“I don’t think there’s any shame on our part because they are a wonderful side with some extremely gifted players,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “We shouldn’t be embarrassed by how this has turned out - we've been beaten by two goals from ex-England internationals, one of which was a wonder goal.

“I thought we were very good. We denied them opportunities and I thought we broke on them very well, especially in the first half. We retained the ball well and we were brave in possession too.

“I’d seen Middlesbrough play four times leading up to this game and they’ve had so many chances in those games, whereas we didn’t allow that to happen.

He continued: “At 0-0 we had the best chance with the one-on-one with the goalkeeper but Churchy’s just not having that luck at the moment but it will drop for him eventually.”

The men from MK1 were backed by 363 supporters, who had made the long journey north and Robinson was keen to reserve a special mention for them.

“We know how difficult it is to come so far and support us. We appreciate everything and we’ll always try to do our best for them on the pitch.”

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