Robinson: Bring it on

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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson believes his side are in rude health as they prepare to face Peterborough in a two-legged play-off semi-final.

Dons will launch their bid in winning form thanks to a second-half strike from Keanu Marsh-Brown which sealed a 2-1 win at Oldham.

"We got exactly what we wanted from the game. The goals came at the right time and allowed us to stick to our plan," Robinson said. "We will go into the play-offs 100% fit and there are no nerves about it, we are just really excited at the prospect."

"I honestly can't wait to get started and we will prepare in a professional way with a group of players who are as fit as they have ever been."

Robinson says he will be looking for more of the same when his men face Darren Ferguson's side over two legs.

He added: "We have been professional all season and we hope to carry this level of performance into the play-offs."

Oldham manager Paul Dickov said: "The first 25 minutes and parts of the second half felt a bit end-of-season so we have to remember that we can be an average team if we don't work hard from start to finish.

"We were desperate to end with a victory and when we moved the ball quickly we caused them problems but MK Dons are a good counter-attacking team.

"Our equaliser from Carl Winchester was fantastic and there are lots of positives to take from the season with so many young players coming through to the first team. The future is bright but the hard work starts now because we will be planning for next season and trying to get the right people in."

Dickov made a late substitute appearance to bring down the curtain on his playing career and he added: "It was good to get on the pitch but I'm now fully focused on being a manager."

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