Frustration grows after Latics shutout

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A NEGATIVE approach from Oldham saw Dons drop yet more points at stadium:mk to increase frustration levels further.

The Latics set out their stall to take just a point against Karl Robinson’s men - a trait becoming even more apparent for away sides given Dons’ excellent form at home this season.

Despite his frustration, Robinson insists that his side’s style of play is not going to change, and will come good once again as Dons’ attacking players return to full fitness.

“What you cannot do is start chasing the win, you’ll leave yourself open to conceding goals,” said Robinson.

“We have to keep doing the right things, and just wait for our big players to come back into the team - then we will start nicking goals and winning more.

“We’re a good football team, and a force here. I think the way we played, Oldham would’ve taken being 3-0 at half time.”

The Dons boss and fans alike could only look on and see Rowan Vine and Luke Chadwick both miss glorious opportunities to put their side ahead in a one-way first half, while Peter Leven also struck the woodwork with his splendid free-kick.

“In the first half we were just magnificent,” said Robinson. “In the second half, in fairness to Oldham, they did the horrible bit - they gave away free-kicks, kicked balls long for throw-ins, and tried to stop us gaining any momentum.

“It was difficult and we didn’t have anyone getting in behind, or the aerial threat of Jabo Ibehre to change things around.

“But we’re still in there, and we’re still picking up points.”

League leaders Brighton are next up on Saturday, and will no doubt provide an all together different challenge as they set their sights on extending their lead at the top of League One.

Robinson is waiting on the fitness of Ibehre after his illness, and could have Sam Baldock available for selection for the first time since January.

“I can’t wait for it now,” said Robinson. “I’m sure that Brighton’s scouts will report back that this is a very good Dons side without key players.

“Brighton are a great team, so we’re looking forward to a great clash with the league leaders.”

Dons remain sixth in the table, but after four home matches without a win, need to rediscover their scoring touch soon.