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Boss understands fans' frustration

28 August 2016

Karl Robinson shared the frustrations of supporters after his side’s 2-0 defeat to rivals Peterborough United at Stadium MK.

The men from MK1 fell behind after just 90 seconds and despite having most of the ball, they couldn’t find a way past Posh, who doubled their advantage in the second half.

“It was disappointing,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “This is as low as it’s been for a while, because we know how much it means to people – I understand the frustrations of people at the end.

“It was flat right from the word go. To concede a goal after 1 minute and 30 seconds is criminal – we can’t keep conceding early goals.

“If you take the two goals out of it, it was quite even really but at the end of the day goals are the most important element of a football match and they were more clinical than us.”




“We need to get better and we will.”
 
“I want to bring in one or two more players. Our hands are still tied at the minute with things we can or can’t do, like timings of substitutions because players aren’t fully fit yet, so that will become more fluent the closer they come to full fitness.
 
He added: “We will move forward from this – there’s no other choice.
 
Saturday’s defeat was only the second of the Dons’ league campaign so far and, although disappointed, boss Robinson is confident the group will bounce back right away.
 
“We need to be better in the final third.  We’re not scoring enough goals and that’s not pointing at one person, that’s pointing at everybody. We’re not asking enough questions of defenders.”
 
One area in which Robinson believes his side must improve upon is in front of goal after they drew a blank against a stubborn Peterborough backline.

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