Dons deserve more points

Karl Robinson. Pic: Lee Scriven
Karl Robinson. Pic: Lee Scriven

Karl Robinson says he is content with his side after they picked up five points from their opening three games, but would’ve liked more.

Draws on the road at Shrewsbury and Preston North End and a win at home to Crewe see Dons sitting eighth in League 1 at this early stage.

But after two defensive mistakes on Saturday at Deepdale arguably cost his side all three points against Preston, Robinson admitted he feels a little disappointed.

“I probably would have taken five points at this stage at the beginning of the season,” he said. But after the weekend, I want more because I think we deserved it.

“We feel we’re in a good place, we’ve made a good start and the young players are getting more experience.”

Still without first team regulars Dean Bowditch and Daniel Powell, Dons must also deal with the absence of captain Dean Lewington who will miss Saturday’s visit of Bristol City with a knock.

Despite the injuries though, Robinson is pleased with the squad he has developed and believes they could be better than the team from 12 months ago.

“It has been the best squad I’ve developed. I’ve not bought anyone again. But we’ve got a lot more youth in there which we didn’t have last year. Tom Flanagan and Dele Alli for example.

“And because they’ve got more experience than last year, it feels like we’re better than last year.

“But with injuries to Dean Lewington, Dean Bowditch and Daniel Powell - it’s a big loss. So if people think we look as good as last year, it proves we’ve doing something right.”