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Neal on Exeter clash

12 April 2013

Dons boss makes passionate plea to fans and players

Neal Ardley has urged his players to stay focused on getting the best out of themselves during the final three games of 2012/13.

Wimbledon take on an Exeter City side still hopeful of sneaking into the play-offs tomorrow and though Neal Ardley respects the opposition, he says his side have to concentrate on their own capabilities.

to be about our work ethic and how we go about the game and we are focusing on that. “Exeter are one of those teams that can be unpredictable,” he said. “When they are on form they can be very good and one of the strongest sides in the league, but they have been inconsistent lately. It is difficult when you look at what they could bring to the table and we have to respect that. However, at this stage of the season it has got to be about the level of our own performances. It has

“We have worked hard this week – I can promise the fans that. Everyone wants this (staying up) and wants it badly, the players want it just as much as the fans do. We need to all stick together no matter what happens. We have to carry on staying strong right through until 27 April. We are in reasonable shape and the boys have worked hard. They know what they have to do, they are determined to do it, and the team will keep driving on.”

 .Neal’s message to the fansNeal Ardley made a passionate plea earlier this week for everyone at AFC Wimbledon to rally around and help the club to League 2 survival. If you missed that earlier article, click on 

Striker Gary Alexander and Mat Mitchel-King are both doubtful for the match against Exeter City. The Grecians have slipped down to eighth place after losing four successive matches, but they have still been a potent force on their travels this season with 11 away wins this season.

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