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Karl confident Dons can deliver

5 March 2016

Karl Robinson has confidence in his players to deliver a performance against Queens Park Rangers this afternoon.

The Dons entertain QPR at stadiummk today looking to extend their gap over the bottom three in the Sky Bet Championship as they head into the final nine weeks of the campaign. Kick-off is at 3pm.

“We want to win and we believe we can win,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD. “We have to believe we can win every game because we have good players, staff and people around the building.

“We all have the aspirations to be in this league for more than just a year. If that’s going to be a case, we need to make sure we go into these games with confidence.

“We’re in a competitive league so we’re always going to have more weaknesses than strengths. We have to accept that challenge and it’s our job to try and plug one or two holes.

“We’ll never get away from what we’re good at. There is a tremendous belief in the philosophy. There’s a tremendous confidence in what we’re doing and I have a tremendous confidence in the players and staff.”

“We’ve come up against QPR many times but it’s a new manager we’re coming up against, so it presents us with a different challenge. This will be a very tough challenge and we need to make sure we’re ready for it.”

“Maybe that was the case (against QPR) but we know in this game they are going to come with the best players at 100 percent.

 “Cup competitions always provide shocks because teams rest players and some teams rest players because they see you’re in the league below and believe they can play at 60/70 percent.

One of the Dons’ finest victories under the Liverpudlian’s leadership came against Saturday’s opponents - a 4-2 FA Cup victory at Loftus Road back in January 2013 when the R’s were a Premier League side and Robinson’s men were competing in League 1.

“He’s gone into management and nobody can argue with the success he had at Burton (Albion). He’s very European in his outlook and you can see the religious training programme he puts his team through.”

“Jimmy was one of the best Premier League strikers we’ve seen. He ticked all the boxes as a lone striker with his mobility, his technical ability and his game understanding.  You don’t play for one of the best teams if you’re not a good player.

The new manager referred to by Robinson is former Chelsea and Holland striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who took charge of the Londoners in December following on from his successful spell at Burton Albion. Tickets for today's clash with QPR can be bought right up until kick-off, priced from £25 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s* and £7 under-18s, while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons membership**.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office/cash only booths around stadiummk or call 0333 200 5343.
**Under-12s go FREE when an accompanied by an adult and with a Young Dons Membership (maximum of two free U12s per adult)
*Under-21s must be a Club Dons member to take advantage of the reduced price

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