Here’s to the next decade

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Karl Robinson believes there is still a lot more to come from MK Dons 10 years after moving to the town.

Sunday marked a decade since the club controversially moved from London to Milton Keynes, and it was celebrated in style with a comfortable 4-1 home win over Stevenage a day earlier.

A 45-minute long chant of ‘MK Army’ echoed around stadium:mk in the second half as fans celebrated the 10th anniversary, and Robinson believes there’s a lot more still in store for the fans to celebrate.

“It’s is a tremendous testament to the city,” he said. “Milton Keynes was new, and developing, and (the move) was one of the biggest talking points in football.

“We’ve had to put up with an awful lot of criticism in the last 10 years.

“But 10 years on, we’re in a much better place. I drive around and I see a lot of kids in the area walking around in the MK Dons kit.

“I see our merchandise everywhere. In the back of cars, in the shopping centre, when I go out with my daughter, or to the cinema.

“I didn’t see that when I came here six years ago. In those 10 years, I’ve been here for six of those.

“I’ve seen the development and the growth, and it’s something that will continue to grow.”

Dons take on one of their former managers on Saturday in the guise of Martin Allen and his Gillingham side.

Robinson will go into the match without Antony Kay, who has been ruled out for three months after undergoing hip surgery on Sunday. Tom Flanagan will replace him at the heart of the defence.