Robinson still has backing of the players - Upson

Ed Upson

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Ed Upson said the MK Dons dressing room are still fully behind manager Karl Robinson after they let slip a 3-1 lead with five minutes to go to draw 3-3 with Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

The draw, Dons' 12th game at Stadium MK without a win, sees them remain 16th in the table with pressure mounting on the manager.

But Upson, who started in place of suspended Darren Potter, said the players are still fully behind Robinson, and insist they're all in it together.

"It's not even a question. We're all in this together. Spirits are high, but it's tough to take after results like that. We're all behind each other.

"You've got to take the positives and keep pushing forward. It's the life of a footballer, you've got to stay positive and take the emotion out of it, staying on an even keel.

"We know home results haven't been good, but we've got to push it to the back of our minds. The second and third goals were tough to take. It's just the way it's going at the moment.

"We've battered teams here, we've played very good football but we haven't got what we deserved. In life, you don't always get what you deserve."

With another home game coming up on Saturday against Southend, Upson knows there's a huge amount of pressure on his team-mates though to go and get a result.

He added: "It's a big game now. There's no hiding, we've got to stay strong. We've got a good set of lads, good manager, good fans - it's about sticking together at times like this.

"There's a lot out there that went well tonight, but that will all be forgotten with the result.

"It was comfortable. They got one early in the second half, which put momentum their way. We've got to be stronger coming out with a 2-0 lead."