Robbo keeping Dons grounded

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is adamant his players will not get carried away after securing their 3-0 home victory over Port Vale.

Last Updated: 21/12/13 at 18:47

Karl Robinson: Staying focussed

Karl Robinson: Staying focussed

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Robinson's troops were up and running as early as the fourth minute thanks to Stephen Gleeson's wonder strike and Ben Reeves made it 2-0 soon after.

Reeves then turned provider in the 31st minute for Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford to wrap the game, their second on the trot.

It is also the Dons' third straight victory in all competitions, but Robinson, who saw his side slip to three straight league defeats in November, insists the result does not mean they are back to their best.

"This is a good Port Vale side. They came in with plenty of confidence. We knew how difficult it would be and it was a wonder goal that set us off. It's typical of Stephen Gleeson," Robinson said.

"We've had players back fit. We've had certain players back in the right positions. We had a couple of clear-the-air talks.

"We all understood where we were and what was not good enough.

"But we're still nowhere near where we want to be and it's important we keep our feet firmly on the ground.

"There's still an awful lot of work to be done.

"There are still four or five big players to come back. Obviously we never took our eye off the play-offs. We know what it takes to get there.

"We've been there many times before. But we haven't got the resources. I just hope we can keep all of our players."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Sheffield United sack manager Nigel Clough

League One club Sheffield United have dismissed manager Nigel Clough after missing out on promotion.

West Ham favourite Slaven Bilic to leave Besiktas

Slaven Bilic has fuelled speculation he could take over at West Ham after announcing he will leave Besiktas.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company