Karl Robinson admits he’s caught himself thinking about winning the Capital One Cup after Dons booked a spot in the fourth round on Tuesday.
Dons were drawn against fellow League One opposition in Sheffield United in the last 16, with both sides fancying their chances of making the quarter finals, avoiding the nine Premier League outfits also in the hat.
The Capital One Cup, by his own admission, has never really been a priority for Robinson or Dons this season, but he did find himself wondering whether his side could go all the way this season.
“It would be a silly thought of mine... but of course you think about it!” he said. “Maybe, maybe! I’ve had my hands on it this year at least! But it’s a great chance to publicise the club.
“It’s a big competition, so for us to be able to fight to get to those stages will be a massive challenge for us and we’re looking forward to it.”
The draw itself may have been under whelming, with fans much preferring a huge clash against top flight opponents, but Robinson was keen to point out that the three sides Dons have played and beaten already this year have been big victories.
He said: “I understand everyone’s expectations and wanting a big game. But we’ve had some big ones - AFC Wimbledon, Manchester United, Bradford City.
“And now with Sheffield United - three have been Premier League sides in the last 15 years.
“It’s great for us because it gives us that opportunity, as it does with Sheffield United, who will see it as a chance to make it through to the quarter finals.”