Gaffer keeps us grounded

David Martin
David Martin

Karl Robinson has clamped down on talk of promotion amongst the MK Dons squad, says goalkeeper David Martin.

The stopper kept his 11th clean sheet of the season in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane as Dons climbed to third in the table.

And should Dons keep up with the pace, and pick up three points in their final game in hand, they’d go to the top of the table.

But Robinson, so far, is managing to keep talk of what may be this season to a minimum, according to his goalkeeper.

“I think the lads look at the table, but I try not to until after Christmas because that’s the business end,” he said.

“Obviously I take a peek every now and then, because we’re doing really well.

“But the gaffer has to keep control of us.

“People are starting to think that we are actually doing alright! It’s a bit daunting!

“The gaffer tells us to approach it one game at a time. We can’t lose focus on the rest of the season.

“Teams can have peaks and troughs. We know we’ll have one, and others will too, it’s about who recovers the quickest.

“I know it’s a cliché, but we really do have to just take it a game at a time to keep our feet on the ground.

“As long as we enjoy going in and training, and then the games, then we’re doing something right.

“The end of last season was really tough going, and you should never feel like you’re not enjoying your football.”