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Karl: Players restored pride

18 April 2016

Karl Robinson believes his players more than restored some pride in Saturday’s eventful draw at Deepdale.

Despite having to put striker Alex Revell in goal following a red card to Cody Cropper after all three substitutes were made, the Dons were able to hold on for a point against Preston North End in a game which saw stand-in stopper Revell make a dramatic penalty save.

“I think the players more than restored pride,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “We showed that we are a hard-working group of people who try their best.

“Every player deserves a mention because I thought they were outstanding. I couldn’t ask for any more from the starting XI. The substitutes that came on also gave everything they possibly could.”

“We rode the storm and got to half-time and in the second half we were outstanding. We looked hungry and we looked like we had nothing left at the end.”

“We started better but then made an error. They then dominated the game and could have had two or three goals during that period.

He continued: “I felt we deserved more and that’s not taking anything away from the opposition – Simon Grayson’s done an amazing job and the players that he has at the football club are very talented individuals.

“It was a very unique game of football and I’m sure everyone in the stadium will say it was a wonderful game.”

“Kyle was going to go in but I wanted to keep the back four solid. That’s why I changed it to Revell last minute,” Robinson added.

The game will be fondly remembered for Revell’s stunning save which denied Joe Garner from the penalty spot – a bizarre moment which gained worldwide publicity over the weekend.

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