No sooner had Paul Robinson told GetWestLondon the reasons for his ever-present status with AFC Wimbledon this season - the defender missed the 1-0 defeat at Hartlepool on bad Friday - bad for Dons that is (see video).

What do they call it? The kiss of death?

But boss Neal Ardley thinks he could be back in contention on Easter Monday against Portsmouth.

The gaffer explained the circumstances surrounding Robinson’s absence, saying: “He felt the top of his thigh in training the other day.

“The pitches have firmed right up and we’re very mindful of how hard we train and what we do.

“He tried to train yesterday and tried his best to get through it but he felt that if he’d tried that it might go and we couldn’t lose him for any longer than we have.”

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The Dons boss suggested that the defender will be touch and go for the visit of Pompey.

“You always miss someone of Robbo’s quality.

“He’ll possibly be in contention for Monday, he’ll be in training tomorrow and the next day when we count the bodies. Fingers crossed he'll be ready, we’ll wait and see.”

Loanee Darius Charles and Ryan Sweeney, on his return from suspension, formed the partnership at the heart of defence in the Victoria Ground.

Ardley was reasonably content with how the pair fared: “Sweens did all right. Darius went on the right-side which was odd with two left-sided centre halves but he did well out there.

“At this precise moment we don’t want to criticise or praise. Hopefully, we got to get our heads right on the train home and go again.”

Paul Robinson reveals the reason behind his ever-present status at AFC Wimbledon