Robbo backs Carl Baker to be Player of the Year

Could Carl Baker pick up the Player of the Year award?
Could Carl Baker pick up the Player of the Year award?

Karl Robinson believes Carl Baker could be the man to come away with the MK Dons Player of the Year award tomorrow night, but admits there are any number of contenders.

Baker joined Robinson’s side in October on a free transfer from Coventry City, and has 34 appearances since, scoring eight goals primarily from the right flank.

But while Robinson believes Baker will be among the front runners for the award on Tuesday, he knows there are plenty of others in the running.

“I think Carl Baker could nick it,” he said. “He came in on a free, and took the mantle on. He works hard.

“But how can Dele Alli not be up there? And Darren Potter has been nothing short of sensational for me.

“I’d have a group award for David Martin, Kyle McFadzean and Antony Kay in that triangle. But if I have an award for them, how can I not have one for my captain, or one of my three right backs. How can Will Grigg not get anything or Benik Afobe?”

But stopping short of giving an award to every one of his players, Robinson boldly predicted they’d all be taking home a medal at the end of the season.

“They’ll all get a medal,” he said. “That’s enough. They’ll get a promotion medal.”