Date: 10th August 2011 at 11:15am
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Having come back from a goal down to secure a 4-1 Carling Cup win over Cheltenham you would have thought Karl Robinson would have been happy? Not quite.

The MK Dons manager, as he told a press conference after the win, thought that The Dons had actually played better in their opening league one game at the weekend: ‘there were more weaknesses that came out of tonight’s game than did on Saturday, I thought we played a lot better on Saturday than we did today but we won 4-1 – it’s a strange game.

‘When the boys went into overdrive they were different class and that’s the frustrating but good thing, I know they have got it and I want to see it more, I want to demand more. Tonight just showed the strengths and weaknesses of us – how good we can be and how bad we can bee, yet we walk away with a 4-1 win. The finishing in the second half was magnificent.’

A job got done though, that was the main thing.

At times he thought The Dons were ‘excellent’ but he wants to look at the things that were not quite so good and wants them to be at there best more often than not: ‘I thought in the first 20 minutes in the first half we were excellent, it was probably our best spell, we made one or two mistakes and they scored a lucky goal. We knew we had to up it, we didn’t want extra-time or penalties here we wanted to win this game outright.

‘We still missed five or six chances but we’re starting to improve slowly, it was a good solid performance. There’s a few things I am not too happy with so I will sit down tomorrow and because that is still not good enough we have got three more gears than that.

‘When we’re good we’re good, we passed the ball really well we had so much class and arrogance at times we which was hard to play against at times. They play with so much confidence and freedom and long may that continue.’

MK Dons’ 2nd round league cup opponents will be known on Thursday.

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