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Robinson: We can still make top six

17 April 2013

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson believes his side have a fighting chance of making the play-offs following their win at Colchester.

Goals from Daniel Powell and Patrick Bamford gave the Dons a 2-0 victory, which leaves them four points off the top-six with two games to go. They host relegation-haunted Scunthorpe at stadiummk this weekend and Robinson said: "We still live in hope and it's all down to us now.

"It's our last home game this weekend and let's hope that we put a performance in. If we win, it might not be our last this season. I thought we tried to play football and in the first 15 minutes we looked like a class act.

"I thought we moved the ball well and got in between the lines. But when we had to roll up our sleeves and throw our bodies on the line and throw our heads in, we did that too. The whole back four have been very brave in the way that they've had to deal with things."

Robinson was full of praise for midfielder Luke Chadwick, who provided the assists for both of the Dons' goals.

"He's a class act," added Robinson. "We've got him for two more years and he's a fans' favourite. He's also one of my favourites and he's one of those people who when he's on that teamsheet, I know what I'll get."

Colchester boss Joe Dunne was not too downbeat after his side's defeat, which leaves them five points above the bottom four with two games remaining.

Dunne said: "I thought that we were great and I was delighted with our overall effort and commitment. We didn't deserve to lose 2-0 and the difference between the two sides was a bit of quality. The quality of the likes of Bamford and Chadwick was there to see and that's why they're near the top of the league.

"But you can't fault our commitment and we had players coming off with cramp and they've given their all. I thought that we dominated in the first half but we switched off for a moment and these things happen.

"We hit the post and we've had scrambles and shots on goal. We hit the side netting and had good deliveries into the box. It was just that final ball and on another day, we'd beat another team by four or five goals. I'm really proud and I can't wait for Saturday (against Shrewsbury Town)."

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