Defender Paul Robinson is not ruling out AFC Wimbledon sneaking into the League One play-offs – but admits a top ten finish and beating Milton Keynes would still represent a “really, really good season”.
Following Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over the team from Buckinghamshire, Wimbledon are 12 - eight points off the play-off places with nine games left to play. However, MIllwall, who occupy the last play-off place, do have two games in hand over the Dons due to their FA Cup exploits.
And while pleased to comfortably reach manager Neal Ardley’s target of 50 points – which he said at the start of the season would secure their League One status – Robinson believes there is no reason why the Dons can’t aim even higher.
“We will take 50 [points] for now,” Robinson reasoned. “It’s a good platform and now we have nine games left to go and attack. We want to finish in the top half and top ten if possible.
“Coinciding with [Tuesday night’s] result, a top ten finish would represent a really, really good season for our first one in League One and also to progress and build on the promotion from last season.
“We have nine games left so we don’t know but being realistic the play-offs is normally 75/76 points and so that would mean we would have to pretty much win all nine games. That isn’t impossible but it’s not always that straight forward either.
“We will just try to win all those nine games and see what happens. Whatever points tally we get at the end of it we will take.”