Robbo won't pay attention to the doubters, only his players

Karl Robinson
Karl Robinson

Some fans are calling for his head, but Dons boss Karl Robinson will only walk away if his players want him out.

Sitting 12th in League 1, Dons travel to league leaders Scunthorpe on Saturday before facing back-to-back home games against Bristol Rovers and Southend in what could be a pivotal seven days for the club.

With some fans calling for Robinson's six-and-a-half year stint at the helm to come to an end, the manager believes the only opinions that matter should be those of the players in his team, who he feels fully support both he and assistant Richie Barker.

"People who want to question my future have no relevance to my life," he said. "My main concern is my players and the welfare of this club. People will always comment. There are so many different opinions that if I paid attention to them all, I'd be an emotional wreck.

"If people want me to bite, or don't like me, ask the players what they think, ask who they want to work with. They're the judges and they'll make the decision at the end of the day. We're happy in our own skin.

"My players give everything and they work their socks off. The mentality is superb. We're not happy because we want the results to improve.

"But the chairman has been brilliant, the fans who have come and spoken to be have been brilliant, but frustrated too.

"We get criticised when we win, and if we lose, we get ten times more.

"We went through a worse time than this three years ago, but we went up the following season. We've created a different monster, a different level of expectancy that wasn't there before.

"The one thing we get emotionally attached to is the result, and it defines what we do and where we go."