Charlton Athletic manager Karl Robinson has admitted that he hopes that former club MK Dons can see off the threat of relegation to Sky Bet League Two.

The Addicks beat The Dons 2-1 at Stadium MK to inflict a sixth straight defeat on Dan Micciche’s side. The result leaves MK Dons six points adrift of safety with 14 matches left to play.

Robinson spent almost six-and-a-half years as MK Dons manager, helping the club to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship and he has admitted to The72 that seeing the Buckinghamshire club relegated to the fourth tier would be hard to take.

“I hope so, I really do” said Robinson when asked about the prospects of The Dons staying up. “I didn’t work hard for seven years to see the club get relegated. It’s not the type of person I am.

“The time which I leave Charlton I will look back and want success for it just the same way.

“Whenever I leave here I will be looking at the results every week.

“I dont want them (MK Dons) to fall away like they are.

“This club is controversial in its birth but this club has done a lot for the community in Milton Keynes.

“There’s so many more diverse components in society these days, it (MK Dons) has worked hard to banish the way in which people look at it.”

“I wish them luck from now on, they’ve got to play some of the teams around us so hopefully they will start winning then they can help us towards the back end of the season.”

MK Dons now face crucial away fixtures at fellow strugglers Rochdale and Fleetwood Town before their next home fixture against Bristol Rovers.

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