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Paul calls for final push

1 April 2016

Dons Player interview ahead of Wycombe tomorrow

   Paul Robinson says he’s raring to go for a play-off push – and the experienced centre-back has called on Wimbledon supporters to play their part during the run-in.

Back in the squad after missing defeat at Hartlepool due to a thigh injury, the 34-year-old believes Neal Ardley’s men can still get where they want to be by the end of 2015/16.

Speaking during a Dons Player interview ahead of Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow, Robinson said: “In the remaining games every one is a cup final. It’s about approaching these last eight games and just trying to take the maximum points from each match. Hopefully, our final tally will be enough to see us into the play-offs. I think for all of us players and fans it is one final effort to get us through. Our fans have been fantastic and we need one big final push in the last month or so to get us where we want to be.

“It’s the time of year when things are decided. Things can happen and it’s an exciting time of the season. We know that if we do well in the majority of the games our season is still in front of us. That’s what we are working hard to do and we want to turn this season from a good one into a very good one.”

Robinson, who captained Millwall to promotion into the Championship almost six years ago, added that the Dons will have to match Wycombe’s work-rate if they are to keep play-off hopes alive.

“A big challenge awaits us on Saturday,” Robinson told WDON’s Rob Cornell. “It will be a tough game because Gareth Ainsworth has done a great job over the last few years. Every game they are a tough team to play against. They are difficult to beat and quite resilient. First of all, we have to match their endeavour, energy and work-rate. We have to make sure we get our work-rate and levels right and hopefully then our quality will take over and be the difference.

“We have a lot of quality in our squad. We know it’s about us and trying to get our game right. That can take us to the three points that we’re after. I was struggling for the Hartlepool game, but the extra 72 hours made all the difference and I was ready for Portsmouth. I was looking forward to the game against one of my former clubs, but the weather intervened. We will deal with that match later, but there’s no bigger game for us than the one coming up this weekend.”

  The full interview with Paul Robinson is on Dons Player, along with Neal Ardley’s update ahead of the match at Wycombe. 

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