Justice for Robbo in Wolves point

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

Karl Robinson felt there was some justice in his side’s 0-0 draw with Wolves on Saturday.

Having seen his side warrant something from games only to come away with nothing on several occasions this season, Wolves did more than enough to take all three points at Molineux, only hit the blocks in the form of keeper David Martin and a string of superb saves.

Dons’ clean sheet ensured at least a point from the game, moving the club up to 19th in the Championship in the process.

And while they perhaps didn’t deserve it on the day, Robinson feels it was a great point to earn.

“I thought Wolves were excellent in the first half,” he said. “We just didn’t get to grips with the game and we got no momentum. We looked very shaky at the back, but we defended well.

“We changed the system at half time and tried to pin their full-backs higher up the pitch. I felt their substitutions helped us, but they had the chances to win it.

“But in fairness, we’ve played a lot better than they have in other games and haven’t won either. Today, we probably got more than we deserved. But our togetherness and desire came out today. We’re exhausted.

“When you look at the quality Wolves have, there is quality all over the park, so to come away with a point was excellent. I know we got three last time, but circumstances have changed a lot. They came up and could spend, we couldn’t. We’re adapting so well.

“We leave here with a very hard working point. Our mentality has deserved it. Moving up the league is equally as important.

“We’ve now got a difficult game at a difficult place to go in Brentford. The games don’t get easier.”

The performance of Martin between the sticks was the stand-out for many Dons fans who made the journey to Wolverhampton, though Robinson was keen to praise the whole back four for their display, absorbing wave after wave of Wolves pressure from the opening minute until the last.

He said: “I’m so happy for our back four, to get that clean sheet.

“Dave (Martin) did his job today, but doing it to the best of his ability was what he did.

“He showed soft hands today. Nothing came off him. He has the ability to take the sting out of the ball. He is a great keeper, and he was excellent today.

“I felt Dean Lewington was man of the match though, to keep the players down his side quiet.”