MK Dons: Karl Robinson feels 'a bit like Del Boy'

Karl Robinson
Karl Robinson's MK Dons are in their first ever season in the Championship

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has joked he is becoming like Only Fools & Horses' Del Boy in the transfer market.

Robinson's side defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on Tuesday to move out of the Championship relegation zone.

"I don't think we'll go into the market and spend money," he said.

"There'll be wheeling and dealing. I'm getting good at that, becoming a bit of a Del Boy at this, but it's the restraints and the enjoyment of working for Milton Keynes."

Robinson added to BBC Three Counties Radio: "There's a tremendous unity in the club.

"The chairman was excellent on Sunday, we had a tremendous hour on the phone and he certainly lifted spirits amongst the group - sometimes his support and motivation can be equally worth as many pounds he can give a manager."

MK Dons celebrate
MK Dons celebrate Carl Baker's opener against Sheffield Wednesday

Goals from Carl Baker and Nicky Maynard - the striker's second for MK Dons - helped MK to victory over Carlos Carvalhal's promotion-chasing Owls.

The win was only their third in 18 league matches, but Robinson says his team are giving him everything to stay in the division.

"I think you've seen a tremendous amount of optimism around the building, and it can be taken away from you so quickly because this league is so harsh," the 35-year-old added.

"Look at the subs that they put on - Joao and Gary Hooper. It's almost impossible when you see the quality they can put on, a Portuguese international and Hooper, who's done what he's done for many years, and Ross Wallace, who's as good as any player at this level.

"I think it's important that when we look at it, we're honest with ourselves and again we've over-performed. I can't get any more out of these players and my players can't give me any more."

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