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Robinson Ready For Dons Return

Karl looks forward to Friday night at MK Dons

26 July 2018

Manager Karl Robinson takes his Oxford United to the place where he made his name this Friday night when the U’s travel to MK Dons to finish their pre-season schedule.

A win over Leeds kept the momentum going for the U’s who have a full squad available for the game at Stadium MK.

“We are in a good place” Karl told iFollow earlier. “We believe the performance on Tuesday night was a positive: I won’t apologise for expecting high standards and the players know that but I’m looking forward to going back to MK Dons for the game now.

“It’s a club that gets a lot of negativity for its birth and what happened but it’s a club that gave me the opportunity to become the person I am today. Some would say that’s a negative! But I will always be indebted to the club and they are still amazing with me and my family any time we go back there. I always seem to get a nice reception, which is not always the case so I am very fortunate.

"But I am just as excited about my new challenge and I think the people of Milton Keynes will appreciate how much I love my new job and that I want what I had there to be rekindled at Oxford United. I will do whatever it takes for us to be successful now.” 

Gavin Whyte and Tony McMahon return to the squad after missing the Leeds game and with Marcus Browne perhaps involved for the first time and Jamie Mackie making a first appearance on Tuesday the U’s will be close to full strength.

“Gav and Tony weren’t injured but Gav has come from semi-professional football to playing against the likes of Zaha! He’s not done a pre-season with us so he was understandable fatigued, but he will be back. And Tony’s wife is pregnant, he’d not been home for two weeks so we gave him two days off to be with his wife and kids because he’s given me absolutely everything since we went to Ireland. Sometimes you make those decisions for the benefit of the player and he will come back all the better for that little break.”

See the full interview and hear the whole game, all in iFollow


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