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Under-21s: Dave Robertson thrilled with U21s win over MK Dons

1 October 2015

Youth team manager delighted at 2-0 victory over strong MK Dons side at Brackley Town.

Goals from Nico Cotton and Jason Williams helped Blues U21s to a 2-0 victory over MK Dons at Brackley Town.

The game was Dave Robertson’s first in charge of his troops and he was thrilled with a winning start against Keith Andrews’ Dons.

Cotton smashed home a terrific effort after the break before Williams added gloss to the scoreline with seven minutes remaining.

“I was really, really pleased with the performance and result,” Dave said.

“We knew what we wanted to achieve out of the game. There was lots of things that came good on the day and it gives us a strong foundation to build on and to progress because we have a lot of talent here.

“Jack Payne came in from the first team group and played well against an MK Dons team where 90% of the side were first team.

“Nico’s goal was similar to the one Gary McSheffrey scored for Scunthorpe United. It was a great strike from 30 yards that smashed in off the post.”

And despite his maiden win in charge of the players, Robertson says his side cannot rest on their laurels.

“I was impressed with the individuals and the work rate. We stuck to our gameplan against them,” he said.

“One swallow doesn’t make a summer though and the challenge to the group is to maintain and improve the standards consistently this season.”

Blues U21s: T. Smith, Jordan Williams, Matsuzaka, Kyprianou, Adeyeye, Scott, Bridge, Norman, Payne, Cotton, Jason Williams (Wabo, 85)

Unused: Bexon, Bedford, Gard, Johnson


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