Date: 26th December 2015 at 6:48pm
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson was thrilled with his side`s 2-1 victory over Cardiff this afternoon, and was left relived that he kept winger Josh Murphy on the pitch.

The 19-year-old scored the winner in the last minute of normal time and Robinson told Milton Keynes Citizen that he was glad he didn`t substitute him:

“I was going to sub him after 70 minutes. I don`t know why I didn`t.

“Everyone told me to keep him on, and he ended up being the winner. Sometimes, making a substitutes can change the game, but keeping someone on can also make the difference.

“Josh had a really difficult afternoon against Lee Peltier. Sometimes you get those afternoons as a winger.”

The Dons have only won once on the road this season, and that was on the first day against Rotherham, and Robinson recognises how important it is that the Dons maintain their home form. He continued:

“This is our fortress and this is where we have to win – our away form is nothing to brag about lately. We controlled the game in the second half, though where they controlled the first. I thought tactically we got everything right.

“Cardiff hit us an awful lot in the first half, but we were still there and standing in the second half.

“I don`t think they had many clear-cut changes in the first half, but from there we turned it around and came out all guns blazing.

“We aren`t always going to dominate games like we have in League 1. We`ve become accustomed to that league. But now we`re in a very high level. The Championship is ruthless.”

The Dons went up one place to 20th but remain just a point outside the bottom three and, with relegation rivals set to spend big in January, Robinson also knows that the Dons will have to be at their best to stay up.

He said: “The table scares me! I used to love looking at it! But we`re in one of the hardest divisions in the world. Results are so unpredictable. Going into January though, a lot of these clubs will change a lot. And it`ll be interesting to see.

“This is a massive six weeks for the club. We need to make sure we`re full of optimism and togetherness.”