MK Dons boss Karl Robinson focused on Wembley push

Karl Robinson

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has set his sights on leading the team to Wembley after conceding that automatic promotion may now be out of reach.

After being held 1-1 at home by Wycombe, they lie fifth in the League One table, seven points adrift of second-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

"I think finishing second now is a distant hope," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"So that's our goal now, we're pitching at Wembley, at that (play-off) final."

Robinson continued: "If you could guarantee success, that's the way you'd want it to happen - at Wembley in front of a bumper crowd of 60 or 70,000."

The game against Wycombe was a notable milestone for Robinson and he paid tribute to the club's supporters.

"It's 100 games (in charge) for me and I'd like to thank the fans for every single one of them.

"They've been an unbelievable support mechanism - and I've needed that at times," he said.

"I do really believe in the club and it's the most difficult time we've had in the way of finances but I think the group of players is one of the best I've seen at the club.

"The fans deserve some success and these players are constantly trying to strive for them."

Robinson was left to rue a series of missed chances after the team's second draw in the last three games - but he was also unhappy with the performance of referee Jock Waugh.

"I thought we should have won the game but I don't think certain people helped the game flow the way it should.

"He gave some very key decisions against us and stopped the flow of the game," Robinson added.

"They don't do it on purpose, do they - they just don't see it.

"You can blame people as much as you want, you can make excuses as much as you want - and maybe it sounds like I'm making excuses - but the biggest thing is that we didn't take our chances, and that's the bit we've got to learn from."