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Robbo on Rovers return

26 February 2016

Karl Robinson takes the Dons to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and he is looking for his side to maintain their recent good form.

The men from MK1 have lost just once in their last five outings, holding the likes of Middlesbrough and Cardiff City to draws while beating play-off hopefuls Derby County at their iPro Stadium.

“We’re out of the relegation zone and that’s the most important thing,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “We had a great week leading up to Bristol City and Huddersfield, taking five points from three games. We’ve only lost one in five games, which is a positive.

“If you take away the second half on Tuesday and the performances against Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers, we’ve played well. Those are the only three bad league performances in seven games and that’s not a lot.

“We’ve got to make sure we go to Blackburn and follow our confidence. We need to stay level-headed and not think about where we are in the league. We’ll go there with a game plan and a positivity.

“If we can go to Blackburn and win it, it will be nine points from six games and we would look at that as a positive. We’re going to be in for one of our most difficult afternoons but if we get a victory, we jump over them, which would be remarkable, really.”

The Dons will visit Ewood Park for the very first time on Saturday afternoon but for boss Robinson the fixture will see him return to a club which he spent time as assistant manager under Paul Ince and Sam Allardyce.

“I loved my time there and it was one of my toughest decisions, deciding to leave,” Robinson added.

“They’ve got an iconic figure there in the dugout now. Paul (Lambert) was somebody who I tried to pick the brains of when we trained at (Aston) Villa before. He’s somebody who has great knowledge of the game – he’s been there, seen it and done it both as a manager and on the pitch.

“I know there’s going to a be turn in fortunes for them soon – let’s just hope it’s not on Saturday!”

Tickets for the trip to Blackburn, priced at £22 adults, £14 seniors/young adults and £7 for under-17s, can now only be purchased on arrival at Ewood Park.

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