Robbo: The football world has been waiting for this

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KARL Robinson has promised to pay AFC Wimbledon the utmost respect when the League 2 side visit stadium:mk in the second round of the FA Cup in early December.

After the south London side won their first round replay against York City on Monday night, Dons confirmed the undoubted tie of the round by seeing off the brave challenge of Cambridge City 24 hours later.

Despite the obvious animosity that exists between the two clubs, Robinson is adamant that his men will be nothing but respectful in the build up to the game. He also hopes that his previous comments about ‘dancing around the room’ after the draw was made last Sunday were not taken the wrong way.

Robinson said: “Certain people took offence to that, but there was no offence meant. It was purely a case of being so excited about the tie. I also got excited about the ties against Blackburn and Sunderland.

“It’s about how we conduct ourselves now and in the meantime. I’m sure both teams will conduct themselves in a very professional manner. The greatest cup competition in the world has produced a very historic moment in round two.

“I spoke with their secretary last night and we showed each other tremendous respect and I’m sure that will continue.

“We’re looking forward to it, and I heard the Wimbledon manager come out and say his dressing room were excited by it. What a wonderful stadium. This was built for big days and it’s going to be one.

“This is something the football world has been waiting for. It will be special. It could be the biggest ever second round draw in FA Cup history.”