Karl Robinson has backed his former club MK Dons to avoid relegation.

The Charlton manager was sacked by the Dons in 2016 after a six-year spell - and his replacement Robbie Neilson was given the boot on Saturday with the club one point from safety.

Ex-England youth coach Dan Micciche was placed in charge on Tuesday and will be helped by former Crystal Palace number two Keith Millen and club legend Dean Lewington.

Robinson, who has Charlton challenging for a League One play-off spot, believes the Dons will beat the drop.

He told News Shopper: “Listen I’ve still got friends that work there and a family that live there.

“Dan Micciche worked for me a number of years ago and went off and did his thing for England. It’s a brave decision. Dan’s a great guy, he’s a good football person.

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“Bringing Keith Millen in was a stroke of genius, he’s someone who’s very well respected. I can’t see them going down at all.

“The football club has been on the up for a number of years. It’s had a relegation and I remember when I left, they were only six or seven points from the play-offs so early on in the season.

“Even though it looked like we were 19th, we were still really close [to the top six]. To see where they are today, it’s probably difficult for the owner and everyone concerned.

“But again, that’s in my past. I’ve still got tremendous respect for everybody there. That’s the way I am.

“I wish Dan, Keith and Lew [Lewington] luck. We’ve still got to play them at Stadium MK in February so I hope they have a little bit of luck but then hope it runs out when they play us.”

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