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Boss’ pride at determined Dons

20 April 2016

Karl Robinson was proud of his side’s dogged and determined display at Hillsborough.

Robinson’s Dons held promotion-contending Sheffield Wednesday to a goalless draw on Tuesday evening, a result which means they live to fight another day in the Sky Bet Championship.

“In the first half, we were the better footballing side but, in the second, it was backs against the wall for 45 minutes,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “That was as entertaining a 0-0 as I've ever managed.

“All I’ve asked from the players is to put a pride back into the shirt and they’ve certainly done that in the last two games.

“If this year is not to be, and that's how hard we can work, that fills me with so much pride.”

“The back four conducted themselves brilliantly and helped him through. Their application and dedication to the cause was excellent as well.”

“He was excellent. This is an incredible stadium so to make your debut here and to keep a clean sheet – it’s something he'll remember for the rest of his life. He'll tell his kids that some day.

One player who played a key part in earning the point in Yorkshire was Charlie Burns, who kept a clean sheet on his full Dons debut and Robinson was full of praise for his young goalkeeper.

“There was also a tackle on Josh Murphy that should have been a red card too.”

“To be honest, there was so much going on, but I'm being told by others who have seen it back that it's a definite red card.

“(They yellow card) was a poor decision for me. Forestieri is one of the best players in the league by a long way, he's a little genius.

A major talking point during the clash was the yellow card shown to Fernando Foresteiri for what the referee deemed was simulation, which led to an off-the-ball incident involving Ross Wallace and Jonny Williams that saw the former sent off.

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