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'Flattered' Karl Robinson staying put at MK Dons

23 October 2014

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson insists he is going nowhere after his side came from behind to defeat Fleetwood 2-1 on Tuesday evening thanks to a late penalty by Benik Afobe.

It was a deserved victory for the Dons, who lifted themselves up to fourth in Sky Bet League One, at the end of a day in which the club rejected an approach for Robinson from Championship side Birmingham City.

Robinson said: "I believe there's been an approach but it's not something for me to get involved in.

"One thing I can say is that it's come as a shock and I think everyone has conducted themselves wonderfully well.

"I don't know it's got out but it's something that has got out into the public domain although my agent found out about it by reading it.

"It's happened and the chairman said no and we move on - I'm flattered by their approach but I'm just as flattered by the chairman's response.

"I thought the boys were magnificent and I said to them at half-time at 0-0 these are special nights, these are nights that determine who you are as an individual.

"I think we've shown how good were are against a very good side who I think were top for the first four games of the season and who've got some good players."

Fleetwood went ahead against the run of play when Gareth Evans' long pass picked out David Ball, who chipped the ball sweetly over David Martin.

MK Dons equalised after an hour when Ben Reeves laid the ball off for Kyle McFadzean, whose shot arrowed into the net.

The Dons secured the win with six minutes left after Samir Carruthers was felled by Stephen Crainey in the box and Afobe calmly rolled in his penalty.

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