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Post-match reaction

29 September 2012

Simon's view on Accrington defeat

Simon Bassey admitted his side only had themselves to blame for today’s defeat at the hands of Accrington Stanley.

Speaking to Dons Player, our caretaker manager took no consolation from Wimbledon’s encouraging performance that eventually counted for nothing in a 2-1 defeat.

“It was maybe undeserved but at this level if you don’t do your jobs properly then it is going to cost you,” he said. “We switched off at a set-piece for the second goal, which is disappointing because we worked for 25 deliveries in training on defending first and second phases of set plays. It has cost us three points today and that is disappointing. I did not think we played very well in the second-half, we lost our way a bit after a good first-half when we created opportunities. They scored from their first attack and that was disappointing. We lost possession of the ball in the middle of the park and five seconds later we were 1-0 down. The second goal killed us and we did not do our jobs again.”

Today’s positive in defeat was the return of Curtis Osano, who finally made his debut as a second-half substitute. Simon was pleased with his return, but he said that Dale Bennett was taken off due to a back injury and could be struggling for Tuesday’s trip to Oxford United, though Stacy Long has a chance of featuring at the Kassam Stadium.

“Curtis has only done three days of training,” added Simon. “He is nowhere near ready to play really and I was not planning to use him, but we did not have anyone else. “He got through the 20 minutes fine at centre-back, but I’m not sure he would have had it in him at right-back.”

The full video interview with Simon can be viewed on Dons Player.

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