Dons will ‘go down kicking and screaming’

MK Dons forward Alex Revell (18) scores for MK Dons  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Milton Keynes Dons at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England on 27 February 2016. Photo by Simon Davies. PSI-1619-0056
MK Dons forward Alex Revell (18) scores for MK Dons during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Milton Keynes Dons at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England on 27 February 2016. Photo by Simon Davies. PSI-1619-0056

MK Dons won’t go down without a fight, according to manager Karl Robinson after two hard-earned points on the road.

Dons need to win their remaining three games, while relying on others to lose their remaining fixtures in order to avoid the drop back down to League 1.

After disappointing and lacklustre performances against Wolves and Rotherham, seeing Dons slump to nine points from safety, Robinson side responded with two hard-fought draws on the road against Preston and Sheffield Wednesday, extending their Championship stay until the weekend.

“There are ways of going down and we’ve been written off since Christmas,” said the Dons boss after drawing 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

“Everybody knows we have got the lowest budget in the league. I think my chairman and players have been incredible.

“We may go down, but we will go down kicking and screaming.

“If this year is not to be, and that’s how hard we can work, that fills me with so much pride.

“It’s not over. We’ve taken it to the last two weeks, and if we can take it to the last week, who knows what might happen.

“We’re used to chasing other teams, but we’ve managed to restore some pride into our shirt.

“We took criticism throughout the season, but we can’t get any more out of this group.

“We’re on our third choice keeper, one fit central midfielder, without our right back and right winger. We are to our bare bones, fighting in one of the best leagues in the world.”