Dons are eyeing up a record-breaking winning streak

Dele Alli battles with Port Vale's Michael O'Connor when the sides met at stadium:mk back in November 2014.
Dele Alli battles with Port Vale's Michael O'Connor when the sides met at stadium:mk back in November 2014.

Dons boss Karl Robinson has set his sights on breaking another record before the end of the season.

The 2-0 win against Scunthorpe on Tuesday night was Dons’ fourth in a row - the first time the club have achieved the feat since 2012 - but the current record stands at seven in a row achieved under Paul Ince during the promotion winning 2007-08 season.

With Dons on the brink of breaking their clean sheets record and goal-scoring records with six games still to go, the manager hopes he can break one more record and reach the Championship.

He said: “The club’s record is seven wins, and the chairman has always set for me. It’s probably the only record I don’t think I’ve broken.

“If we can break that and get us up into the Championship, it’ll be great for us.

“If you can win 10 straight, it’ll be remarkable. It’ll be hard, there will be panic stations at times and a lot of nerves, but we’re excited.”

The wins against Oldham, Notts County, Swindon and Scunthorpe is the longest streak in two years for Robinson - a stat that did surprise the man in charge, but one he admits is tough for many teams to achieve at this level.

He said: “It does surprise me, but last season we weren’t great.

“The more you think of it, it’s difficult for any team to win four in a row.

“We’ve done that with grace and style. It’s hard to do it. You need a bit of luck, and to be at your best. The players have been sensational.”

The fifth target in the cross hairs for Dons is Port Vale. The side travel to Vale Park on Saturday having already won there this season, knocking the Valiants out of the FA Cup in the first round in an unusually one-sided 4-3.

With Vale having lost six in a row, Dons go to Staffordshire as heavy favourites for the game, but Robinson has warned his players against complacency.

“When you go into games with that mentality, you’ll get beaten,” he said. “They’ve lost six on the spin, and we’ve won four. We’ll be on everyone’s coupon, but we don’t see it like that.

“You don’t beat Port Vale just by turning up. They’re a good side with some good players and defend right when they have to.

“It was a unique game las time. We didn’t go there with out strongest side, but we performed really well. And we only beat them 1-0 here when people expected us to score a lot more, but I’ll take a 1-0 now.

“I like going to Port Vale. It’s a big pitch, it’s usually a decent game too.

“We lost at the back end of last season - similar time of year, hopefully a different result.”