MK Dons boss stirs up bit­ter ri­valry

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World of Sport -

MK Dons boss Karl Robin­son has fanned the flames ahead of the League One sea­son by claim­ing he can’t wait to come and win at London Road again.

Robin­son, who to­wards the end of last sea­son claimed Posh would have strug­gled in League One never mind the Cham­pi­onship, was asked what match he was most look­ing for­ward to when the fix­tures are re­leased on June 17

Robin­son, at 29 the youngest man­ager in the Foot­ball League, replied: “Peter­bor­ough away - we can’t wait. I just like go­ing to Peter­bor­ough and win­ning.

“It’s a lo­cal derby and one our fans will look for­ward to.”

MK Dons have be­come bit­ter ri­vals with Posh af­ter the clubs went head to head for the League Two ti­tle in the 2007-08 sea­son. Dons won that bat­tle, but were then beaten to pro­mo­tion in League One by Posh the fol­low­ing sea­son.

Dons suf­fered an or­di­nary sea­son last year in League One and the bookmakers are among those who be­lieve Posh will leave them be­hind again this sea­son.

Posh have short­ened from 16-1 to a best-priced 14-1 in the last cou­ple of weeks and they are now fifth favourites for the ti­tle be­hind Southamp­ton, Sh­effield Wed­nes­day, Charl­ton and Hud­der­s­field in most lists.

MK Dons can be backed at 25-1.

The draw for the first round of next sea­son’s Car­ling Cup will be made on June 16.

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