MK Dons 'deserve' to be strengthened, says Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson
Robinson has said he hopes to win admirers for the way his team play

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has vowed to make the right signings to aid his side's League One promotion push.

The Dons are currently fifth in the table, seven points shy of the automatic promotion places.

And they can now turn their attention back to the league after going out of the FA Cup on Tuesday.

"I'm hoping to strengthen over the next few days because those players deserve that squad to be strengthened," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"I didn't start the season wanting to win the FA Cup. I wanted to win promotion and that's still the objective."

The Buckinghamshire club gave a good account of themselves against QPR at Loftus Road, losing 1-0 in their FA Cup third round replay after holding the Premier League side to a 1-1 draw at Stadium MK 10 days earlier.

Robinson praised the loyalty of his squad after the game and laid out his desire to take them to other famous grounds next season.

"These are great places to come and play and we want more," he said.

"A lot of those players could have gone at certain periods of the season and so could the staff.

"We decided to stay and collectively we want to get out of this league and play in the Championship next year."