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Karl: Point in the right direction

24 February 2016

Karl Robinson was disappointed his side couldn’t hold on for a victory on Tuesday but views the result as a point in the right direction.

Alex Revell’s first goal for the Club had the Dons in position to record their seventh home triumph of the Sky Bet Championship campaign but an 86th minute strike from Nahki Wells meant they had to settle for a draw.

Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD: “First half we were great, we were like MK Dons. If anything was proven tonight it was that our style was the right style. We were beating them by playing football, pressing and getting between the lines.

“In the second half we weren’t anywhere near as good. We became too predictable and we kicked too many long balls. We almost thought the game would come to us after the sending off and we can’t do that.

“Their goal might have been their only shot on target but we didn’t have a shot on target in the second half either, which is not good enough. We have to learn from it and get better.

“We need to find that consistency. The hard thing about finding consistency is dealing with the anxiety, the fear and the nervousness that comes with being down the bottom of the league. We have to find that inner strength and belief.”

“It’s the first time most of these players have played at this level and I think they are coping very well. They will get stronger and stronger, they’ve just got to keep believing in themselves."

“It’s a point in right direction, especially with the results around us – we’ve gone six points clear of the relegation zone.

Although it could have been three, Tuesday’s point moved the men from MK1 six points clear of the bottom three in the Championship table and Robinson can only see that as a positive.

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