Mark Robinson was in bullish mood ahead of this evening’s game as he aims to rectify our record against tonight’s opponents.
Speaking in the wake of Saturday’s defeat away to Boreham Wood in the FA Cup, Robbo was keen to re-emphasise that the fans, players and staff must stick together if we are to move forward as a club.
“All I want to do is create something special at this football club, and drive us forward," said our Head Coach. "Win, lose, or draw, as long as these players give everything, I'd like to think people will be behind us.
“I know how much the players are hurting, I see them after games and they do give everything. They do get things wrong, and they do make the wrong decisions but that’s part of football.”
As for this evening’s game itself at Milton Keynes Dons, Robbo was under no illusions about the fact that we've fallen short far too many times in this fixture – hammering home the need for the players to rectify that record.
“We’ve got a really poor record against them, we’ve beaten them twice in 11 games, that’s the history of this football club in this fixture. We’ve got a really poor record and we need to rectify that.
“As an academy we’ve probably played them 300 times and only lost four games, so I need to get that sort of record back and that’s what I’m determined to do."
As for what lies ahead, our Head Coach highlighted that the club is continually striving to create another memorable chapter to the greatest story in football.
“We haven’t got a lot of money to make signings, but we are trying to make some in order to bolster the squad so that we’re strong, fit, and can really push up the table.
“I honestly believe this club is in a better position as AFC Wimbledon than it has ever been in. We’ve got the youngest squad in the country, and we are growing as a football club as far as I can see. I’m a positive person and I think that's the only one way to be.”
Click on the link below to listen to Robbo's full interview, and you can also watch a video interview with Alex Woodyard.