Karl Robinson admitted no-one in his squad is safe after his side’s poorest performance of the season saw them beaten 2-0 to Brentford at on Saturday.
The scoreline doesn’t fairly reflect Brentford’s dominance at Griffin Park - the first game with new boss Dean Smith at the helm. Three times the home side hit the frame of the goal, while Dons would count themselves lucky to have three chances to their name.
Lasso Vibe opened the scoring after 21 minutes, and though they missed a host of chances, star man Alan Judge netted with 19 minutes to go to wrap it up.
And after a lifeless performance from his side, Robinson says it’s lucky it’s not January or else his whole squad could be on their way out of the club.
“If we play like that again, we will get relegated,” he said. That was poor. “And I’ve told them. Maybe some of them were lucky it’s not January. They’ve got three weeks to stay not just in the team but in the club. That’s the whole group.
“We never play without desire and fight. But we had no energy, we were second best, we didn’t win a tackle or a header.
“I felt for 20 minutes we were the better team and their goal came against the run of play. It was sheer domination after that. We just didn’t have the athleticism or legs. It was as bad as it gets. I can’t massage an ego, or defend something that obvious.
“If you’re a Brentford fan knowing MK Dons from a few years ago, you’ll be sitting in the pub now thinking that’s nothing how we’ve played. We didn’t play, we didn’t split, we didn’t run beyond or retain it in the right areas.
“But we all have those days. But it has to change because if it continues we’ll get relegated.
“It’s the worst performance we’ve put in all season. That’s as bad as I’ve seen us.”