‘Fulham under more pressure than us’ says Karl Robinson

MK Dons celebrate MK Dons forward Alex Revell (18)  goal 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-1619-0095
MK Dons celebrate MK Dons forward Alex Revell (18) goal 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-1619-0095

Karl Robinson says Dons will go to Craven Cottage under no pressure this Saturday, despite the high stake on offer.

Fulham are just a point above Dons in the relegation Championship fight ahead of their clash on Saturday.

The Cottagers boast two of the league’s top scorers in the form of Moussa Dembele and Ross McCormack, but have plummeted down the table under manager Slavisa Jokanovic.

Despite the stakes though, Robinson doesn’t consider the game to be the biggest of the season, and insists the Fulham players will be under more pressure to perform this his side.

“Their players have been saying it’s the biggest game of their season,” he said.

“But every game is the same for us.

“Every game deserves a full attention to detail, and none more than another. The consequences may be different, but the way you approach it shouldn’t be any different.

“If your mentality changes from game to game, you’re a failure.

“It’s quite surreal. I don’t think anyone would have believed you a few years ago if you’d have told them this would be the relegation battle.

“It’s important not to have any pressure. If you’re Fulham, they have to stay up. We want to stay up, we’re desperate to stay up, but that’s the difference.

“I always try and take the pressure off. Sometimes you have to play under pressure because that’s the nature of the sporting world, but my job is to eradicate that.

“Pressure affects people differently, and it brings out anxiety and tension, and that breeds the mistakes.

“If anyone were to tell us we’d be in touching distance at this stage, we’d have 
all taken it.”