Post-match reaction from Neal
Neal Ardley admitted Wimbledon urgently require an injection of new blood in the January transfer window after today’s defeat at the hands of Oxford United.
In his post-match interviews, the Wimbledon manager said that he needs players with a stronger mentality to boost his squad.
“It took us until we were 2-0 down today for us to have a go at it,” he told Dons Player. “They need to change it and we need to bring in personnel that will make a difference. We are working hard on that. Ultimately, I need players with a stronger mentality than what we are showing at the moment. Those willing to change will be a part of our squad, but those players not prepared to do that will not be here.”
Neal Ardley offered no excuses for the defeat and said that Wimbledon are currently bottom of League 2 for a reason.
“We put a lot of hard work in to get the game on, but what we delivered on the pitch was nowhere near good enough,” he added. “We worked hard on the preparations and what the players needed to be aware of about the opposition. You can keep saying it was unlucky, but it comes down to taking your chances and having that bit of quality. We are where we are for a reason and we have to deal with it. I cannot take any positives from today because we lost the game.”
The Wimbledon boss confirmed that Luke Moore missed the Oxford match due to illness and he hopes the forward will be back for the New Year’s Day match at Torquay.