Karl Robinson is glad the teams around MK Dons won this week so it keeps his players on their toes.
Victories for Bristol City, Swindon and Preston made life a little more crowded around Dons, who still occupy second spot in League 1.
City’s 3-1 win over Doncaster sees them move five points clear at the top of the pile, while Swindon are now just two back on Dons in third, while Preston are three points adrift, but could move level on points with Robinson’s side if they win their game in hand..
“I didn’t even blink an eyelid at the results on Tuesday night,” said the Dons boss. “They all won and they didn’t have gone above us. It’s different we could’ve dropped three or four places. But we’ve been so good that even with them all winning, they’re still behind us.
“We’ve lost a few games, Bristol City and Swindon have lost games too. All that was going on, and no-one was really paying attention to Preston because they had their FA Cup run.
“I’m glad they won in midweek because it means we can’t come off it now.”
This Saturday, Dons travel to manager-less Coventry City. Having sacked Steven Pressley on Monday after dropping into the relegation zone, the Sky Blues yet to announce a replacement in charge at the Ricoh Arena.
But Robinson is wary of the threat of manager-less clubs, and of teams fighting against relegation.
He said: “Teams fighting relegation are always hard to beat. And every time we go somewhere, we seem to be playing a side with a new manager or new playing system.
“Coventry have got some really talented players, and it’ll be a different game to last weekend. We’re aware of the difficulties we face.
“We’re looking forward to going back to the Ricoh Stadium, and hopefully we can put a performance on.”