Robinson facing tough test

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson admits he is facing the toughest test

of his tenure after their 1-0 home defeat to Stevenage in League


Lucas Akins scored the only goal of Saturday’s stadium:mk

encounter in the first half as Boro ended the Dons’ seven-match

unbeaten run to move to within four points of table-toppers


Robinson was only able to name five substitutes due to a spate

of injuries to key players and he believes a tough few weeks are

now ahead after Stephen Gleeson hobbled off at the end with a

suspected broken foot.

Robinson said: “We created the chances but didn’t take them –

I’m gutted, obviously, because I hate losing.

“We’re a long way from where we want to be, I’m not going to

bury my head in the sand and say that everything is rosy in the

garden – it’s far from it because we’re six points behind Stevenage


“But we’re only in October so there’s a long way to go. This

makes me hungry, determined and it also gives me the biggest

challenge of my managerial life to go into a period of games with

only probably four subs – it’s going to be difficult.”