Karl Robinson’s MK Dons made it back-to-back wins with their 1-0 success at Peterborough United and the Dons boss hopes the momentum gained can help them this weekend at Stadium MK.
Pleased with the victory, Robinson wants his team to build on the result going into their Sky Bet League One clash Port Vale this Sunday afternoon.
“Hopefully we can use this game as momentum and move forward as a group,” Robinson told MK Dons PlayerHD.
“It’s the first time we’ve put together back-to-back wins in a long time and I want to make it three on the spin on Sunday.
“There is an air of confidence in the group at the moment and a spring in our step – we’ve got to take that into forthcoming games now.”
“I thought the whole back four were excellent. Samir Carruthers, for me, was one of the best players on the pitch. He was up against (Leo Da Silva) Lopes, who I think is a top player, and I thought he was superb – he was my man of the match.
“The goal was one of the best we’ve scored (this season). It’s something that we work on – a high-energy press and then an appetite to run beyond the ball.
“I thought there were certain aspects of tonight’s game which were outstanding.
Robinson made a host of changes to his side for the Checkatrade Trophy tie in Cambridgeshire but that didn’t stop them from impressing against a strong Posh outfit.
With Dean Lewington and Darren Potter rested, Dean Bowditch was chosen to captain the Dons for the very first time – a decision Robinson insists was easy to make.
He added: “For me, personally, I’ve never won here. We’ve played well here a number of times but not had the luck that we’ve deserved so it’s nice to put that one to bed.”
“We’ve showed that we’ve got some strength in depth. It’s a very young strength in depth so we can’t rely on them all the time but I think we showed we’ve got some good young players here.”