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Robinson: It was embarrassing

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson said he would gladly drop eight players after his side's 2-0 home defeat to Crawley on Saturday.

First-half goals from Andy Drury and Mike Jones lifted Crawley six points clear of the relegation zone and surely ended Dons' hopes of a top-six finish.

Robinson said: "It was embarrassing - we've let the fans down, we've let ourselves down and I thought it answered some questions.

"I half-knew why some of those haven't played for some parts of the season.

"Some of them have been knocking on my door and asking why I've not been playing them and when they've looked back and watched that game they'll see why.

"We haven't scored a goal at home since February 15 and it's really, really poor.

"I'm not angry - if anything I feel clearer in my mind and I can make better decisions now.

"I wouldn't feel sorry if I have to drop eight players after this, but I've not got any players to bring in for them.

"I played the best team I had but it's down to quality and there was no quality.

"That's the end of our play-off hopes and now we'll prepare for next season."

Crawley went ahead in the seventh minute when Jamie Proctor's pass sent Drury through one-on-one and he finished calmly past Don's goalkeeper David Martin.

The visitors were gifted a second right on half-time when Jordan Spence missed Mark Connolly's clearance and Proctor delayed before giving Jones an open goal.