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Karl: Excited but focused on Bolton

20 January 2016

Karl Robinson was delighted to see his side secure an Emirates FA Cup tie with Chelsea but insists his main focus is on Saturday’s trip to Bolton Wanderers.

The Dons beat Northampton Town 3-0 in their third-round replay at stadiummk to book a first ever meeting with the reigning Premier League champions.

And while Robinson was pleased that his men secured that mouth-watering tie, his attention for the time being is on an important Sky Bet Championship clash at the Macron Stadium.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity to go up against one of the best teams in the world,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “We’ve got it but now we need to get ourselves ready for one of our biggest games of the season, which is this Saturday.

“It’s now two wins, four goals and two clean-sheets heading into our biggest game of the season, where we could move 12 points clear of Bolton with a win. We’ve got to make sure we’re ready for Saturday afternoon.”



He continued: “I’ve had some very proud moments stood on the touchline watching this Football Club – Man Utd, the promotion and the AFC Wimbledon game. This is just another quest and chapter in our young history.”

“If we get beat, we get beat but either way we’ll have a right good go. The magic of the FA Cup has once again shone on a Football League team.”

“I didn’t want to play at Stamford Bridge, I want to play them here. I want to galvanise this place and make sure people in this area can see this level of game.

“What this game will do is galvanise the City a little bit. Its hard being down the bottom of the league and getting beat here and there and what this game will do, hopefully, is drive people through the gates.

for the first time. mkstadium Although the spotlight for Robinson is on this Saturday’s six-point with Bolton, he did briefly comment on what he hopes will be a fantastic occasion for Milton Keynes next weekend, when Chelsea visit

“We got a bit of luck but for 70 minutes I thought we were excellent. We really reduced Northampton to very few chances.”

“The referee made a great decision for the foul on Dave but for the first penalty it was a foul just outside the box and for the second it’s a wonderful save from the goalkeeper. If I moan when things go against us then we have to be honest when the luck goes for you.

“We looked like a class act with the way in which we moved the ball about. The players’ mentality was sensational and that’s all I can ask from them. When they put their shirt they’ve got to give their all and my players did that.

Tuesday saw the Dons put in a second impressive home display in the space of three days and Robinson was delighted with the way in which is players performed given the occasion, although admits they got fortunate with the two penalty decisions.

Tickets for Saturday's trip to Bolton Wanderers are priced at only £15adults and £5 for seniors/under-23s - tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 5pm on Friday.

, visit the Box Office at stadiummk/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343.hereTo purchase tickets click

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