Date: 18th February 2015 at 10:03am
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson was pleased with the way his side managed the game in their 1-0 win at Colchester that lifts them back into the top two.

The Dons went ahead with Dele Alli`s first half goal and had to stay strong in the second half to claim all three points, especially following two consecutive losses. He told Milton Keynes Citizen:
“The last 10 minutes was as big a 10 minute period I`ll have to manage this season,

“We needed to play without fear, but a determination. We did it in the right way. We all deserve a pat on the back.

“We`re coming off the back of what everyone said was a bad period. I think we played better at Gillingham on Saturday when we lost.

“Colchester dominated in the second half. I had a go at my players in there, because we started to kick things long and made it a bit of a fight.

“There weren`t many chances today. It wasn`t nice or pretty.
“It has been a hard ask playing three times away in a row, so I`m really pleased to finish on the road with a win.

“It`s never a smooth ride. You get criticised all the time and we have to be big enough and broad enough to accept that. We get judged on results.

“People love you, hate you, then love you again. It`s like being married!”

Robinson was also pleased with the turnaround in performance from stand-in keeper Ian McLoughlin. The replacement for the injured David Martin had a terrible game in the loss to Gillingham, and, while he didn`t have much to do on Tuesday, Robinson praised his improvements:

“Ian knows he didn`t perform well. He knows he wasn`t good and could`ve stopped three of the goals.

“But his kicking was good here, and he looked more dominant in the air.

“He has responded really well with his performance today. He`s paid to make saves.”

Robinson was also impressed with new signing George Williams, who only joined the club on loan from Fulham on Monday but started and put in an impressive performance.

“I thought George Williams was excellent. He has a great work ethic and determination. I played him in three positions.

“We started him on the left, but Carl Baker was having one of those afternoons where nothing worked for him. So we moved George inside, and then we got the goal.

“He covered every blade of grass. He did himself proud today.”