The boss salutes goalkeeper Mikhael
Terry Brown praised goalkeeper Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz after his impressive debut at Southend United last night.
The Venezuelan made a string of second-half saves at Roots Hall in the 2-1 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat and his overall performance was a real positive for Terry.
Speaking to Dons Player, Terry said: “I thought our goalkeeper had an exceptional game. He looked safe with his handling and his distribution was magnificent. I could not fault him, he has been beaten by a penalty and a goal that he never had a chance with. His talking to the defenders was good too and I was very pleased with him.”
The Dons boss added that the performances of Frankie Merrifield and Huw Johnson may give him one or two selection headaches, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Northampton Town.
“The youngsters grew into the game, in particular Frankie and Huw did really well for us,” added Terry. “They won their battles, which we told them that they would have to do, but they kept possession and drove forward. It was a smashing goal which Frankie scored. They have given me a great selection dilemma for the weekend. I will have a good look at the DVD and will check on how they feel as it was the first real 90 minutes for them in the first-team.”
On last night’s defeat, Terry added: “It is always heartbreaking when you concede in 90-plus minutes and I do not think we deserved to lose the game. I am immensely proud of the team and there were real positives to take from it. But there is still a lot for us to work on as they still had too many chances for my liking. We have to get better at stopping crosses from coming into the box. Though we dealt with most of them well, if the number of crosses that comes in is high, then you are going to concede goals on the law of averages.”
The full video interview can be viewed on Dons Player. See later today for an interview with Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz.