Robbo aiming for a run of victories

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Karl Robinson hopes that the back-to-back victories over Easter can catapult his Dons side into play-off contention.

Dean Bowditch and Stephen Gleeson scored the goals to see off Brentford on Monday, coming after another 2-0 win on Good Friday over Hartlepool, closing the gap to the top six now to eight points with six matches remaining.

Robinson said: “We still have a lot of games to play and we have put ourselves in with a right good chance.

“We still live in hope and we will keep fighting until the end. It’s not in my make-up to quit. We’ve not had our best team out there enough this year, and when we do, we look a very good team.

“Let’s see if we can put four or five back to back to make it special. There’s a tremendous confidence in the team. Let’s take it on to the Crawley game now.

“The season is almost over and I don’t want it to peter out.”

Brentford put the home side under a lot of pressure, but couldn’t break down the solid back five, with Mathias Doumbe putting in a dominant performance at centre back.

And Robinson said he was delighted with his defence.

“It wasn’t pretty or us at our best. But we cancelled each other out.

“That was as difficult as it gets against that Brentford side. They’re a very good side.

“It’s not bad being able to bring in Trotta, Forrester and Forshaw - three players who we have tried to sign. They’re as good as we’re going to play.

“Darren Potter and Stephen Gleeson are fuming with themselves, but they put themselves on the line. Mathias Doumbe and Shaun Williams too were excellent.

“Adam Chicksen shouldn’t have played but had three injections. I told him not to go beyond the halfway line and just be a body in there!”

But despite Brentford swarming forward in search of an equaliser, a great team move culminated in Potter sliding in Gleeson to wrap it up five minutes from time.

“They’re obviously not listening to me because I told the pair of them to sit in and protect for the last 20 minutes. So Potter goes and overlaps the left winger and Gleeson comes in to score! It was a typical goal for us, but my celebration was a bit stupid!”