We’re not giving up on promotion vows Robbo

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The Dons players are staying positive according to boss Karl Robinson, despite their chances of promotion to the Championship rapidly fading.

Another disappointing draw on Tuesday night, this time at rock-bottom Portsmouth, saw Dons climb a place to 13th in the table, but they are still without a League 1 victory in nearly two months.

Their recent slide has seen Dons slip from being serious promotion contenders to the bottom half of League 1, now 12 points from the all-important top six places. And Robinson admitted that the dismal run is starting to affect his players.

“It’s frustrating for us all. You can see the eagerness from us to get more out of the games. No-one can question the players’ attitudes,” he said.

“We’re all working hard, but it doesn’t take a genius to know what’s wrong. It takes a lot of hard work to start what we’ve started. The results will follow.

“It’s not going to get much easier. The next run of games, on paper, is harder. But we’re looking forward to facing that challenge.”

Despite their promotion chances beginning to disappear, with games running out and wins almost impossible to come by, Robinson says his players won’t give up until it’s mathematically impossible to make the play-offs.

He said: “We’re always very positive. We’ll keep going for as long as we can.

“We all know what’s wrong this year, but we need to keep doing it right until the end of the season and make sure that we get ourselves out of this problem.”