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MK Dons manager Robinson apologises to the club's fans after AFC Wimbledon defeat

Karl Robinson was disappointed with his team's display. Credit: PA

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has apologised to the club's fans after his side crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy to rivals AFC Wimbledon.

An 80th minute winner from former Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa ensured that AFC Wimbledon recorded a 3-2 win - their first victory over MK Dons since the two clubs formed following Wimbledon's F.C's extinction.

Benik Afobe was on the scoresheet again. Credit: PA

Goals from Daniel Powell and Benik Afobe provided rare bright sparks in a poor display at stadium:mk, and Robinson feels that his team should have done better.

“I thought our fans conducted themselves with real quality at the end of the game.

All I can say is sorry because we’ve lost a game that we class as a derby or a rival game, but it had to happen at some time and it had to happen now.

Maybe this game didn’t mean enough to some of our players and maybe we need to educate them more on that.

I was expecting a bit more from a number of the players but maybe I didn’t give them enough information on how much this game does mean."

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

Elsewhere, Northampton Town did progress to the next round with an impressive 2-1 win over Portsmouth but Luton Town and Colchester United were beaten by Crawley Town and Gillingham respectively.


Luton Town's hopes of landing McGeehan dealt a blow as midfielder pens new Norwich City deal

Cameron McGeehan captained Norwich City to FA Youth Cup success. Credit: PA

Norwich City FA Youth Cup winning captain Cameron McGeehan has signed a new two-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 19-year-old has been a regular with the club's under-21s side and spent time on loan at Luton Town last season as the Hatters stormed to The Conference title.

McGeehan impressed while on loan at Luton Town last season. Credit: PA

Luton boss John Still made no secret of his desire to lure McGeehan back to Kenilworth Road recently, but his hopes of landing the Northern Irishman on a permanent deal will have been dealt a blow by today's news.

“We spoke to them (Norwich) and the amount of money they wanted was not for this level.

I know he plays for Norwich, but he’s a Luton player and is certainly someone if we could, we would."

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

McGeehan is yet to make a senior appearance for the Canaries, but he did make the bench in a League Cup win over Crawley Town earlier this season.

Cambridge City look forward to "new era" after stadium plans are approved by the government

Plans for a new 3,000 seater stadium have been given the go-ahead by the government. Credit: Cambridge City FC.

Cambridge City are free to start work on building their new stadium, after Secretary of State Eric Pickles gave their application final approval.

The Southern Premier Division side had been hoping to build a 3,000 capacity stadium in Sawston, and that dream will now become a reality.

The plans had already been approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council in June, but the final decision had to be made by the government because the ground will be on green belt land.

Eric Pickles has now approved the plans. Credit: PA

The club have recently been sharing a ground with nearby Histon.

"This is fantastic news for everyone involved with Cambridge City Football Club.

We can now really move forward and develop something truly special that will not only secure the long-term future of the club, but will also provide a first class community facility for the people of Sawston and surrounding area.

I am delighted and excited that we can now look forward to a new home, and I am sure that the fans will also share the same feeling in what will be a dawning of a new era for the club".

– Kevin Satchell, Cambridge City Chairman

Former Canaries keeper hit with driving ban

Carlo Nash, seen here playing for Stoke City. Credit: PA Images

Former Norwich City goalkeeper Carlo Nash has been banned from driving for 34 weeks after he was clocked speeding at over 140 miles an hour on the A11 in Norfolk.

Nash was pulled over by a marked police car near Wymondham in February. His ban was suspended pending an appeal and he was ordered to pay £400 in fines and costs at Manchester Magistrates' Court.

Ipswich Town defender Hewitt completes Colchester loan move

Elliott Hewitt featured in Ipswich Town's opening day win over Fulham. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town defender Elliott Hewitt has joined League One side Colchester United on a month's loan.

The Welshman has struggled to make an impact at Portman Road this season, and will be aiming to get minutes under his belt in Essex.

The full-back spent time on loan at Gillingham last season, and could make his debut for the U's against the Gills in tomorrow night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash between the two sides.

Hewitt is Colchester's second new arrival of the day following the capture of free agent David Fox.

"We're pleased to have Elliott join up with us on loan.

He's a good young player who will help us move forward in the next month."

– Tony Humes, Colchester United Manager


Former Colchester United midfielder Fox seals U's return

David Fox celebrates scoring for Colchester United against Norwich City in 2009. Credit: PA

Former Colchester United midfielder David Fox has rejoined the club, after agreeing a three-month contract with the U's.

The 30-year-old last played for the club back in 2010, when he left to join Norwich City.

Fox was a popular figure at Carrow Road, and finished third in the Canaries' Player of the Season awards in 2011-12, before he was released this summer.

Fox also played for Norwich City. Credit: PA

The former Manchester United youngster trained with Preston North End recently, but has now put pen to paper on a deal that will run until mid January with the U's.

"David adds experience to a young squad.

He fits our profile of how we want to play the game and will be a good addition to the squad for the coming months."

– Tony Humes, Colchester United Manager

Ipswich Town boss McCarthy delighted with Murphy form

Daryl Murphy hit a brace in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says that in-form striker Daryl Murphy is playing "some of the best football of his career" after the Irishman hit a brace in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Murphy hit a goal in either half to put Town into a 2-1 lead, but Michail Antonio's last minute leveller broke Ipswich hearts.

Murphy has now scored six goals in The Championship this season. Credit: PA

The result moves Ipswich into The Championship top six.

Despite the late setback, McCarthy was delighted with his team's performance and reserved special praise for his six-goal forward.

"They were two great goals from a striker playing some of the best football of his career and enjoying his football.

I have known him for a long time and Terry Connor is one of the best coaches of strikers I have seen. He's worked wonders with him."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager
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