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Neal: our best display

31 August 2013

Dons boss reveals late tactical switch

said that Wimbledon’s overall display against Fleetwood Town today was his side’s best performance since he took charge as manager 10 months ago.Neal Ardley

, the Wimbledon manager praised his players for adapting to a late tactical switch before the match.Dons PlayerSpeaking to

“It was the most complete performance since I took over,” Neal said. “I was a bit worried last week even after the euphoria of winning because we did not quite look like a team in spells. I thought that I had a lot of work to do. But we worked hard during the week on certain aspects in training. We thought that Fleetwood would play with only one up front, but they obviously looked at us and thought they could score because they played two up front.

“We did a bit of tactical work before the game on the tactics board and the players went out and did everything I could have asked of them.”

Neal added that Wimbledon’s ability to see out the game during the second-half was a clear sign of his side’s progress this season.

“We know that we have quality, but we have to do the other sides of the game that you need in this league,” the Wimbledon manager said. “We gave the boys a game plan for the second-half and I thought that we were focused and organised. In the second-half it was all about us seeing the game out. A third goal would have put us at ease and we had enough chances to do that, but we did not look in danger at the end.”

Dons Player subscribers can now watch the full video interview with Neal Ardley and we will feature the thoughts of George Francomb on his impressive return to action later this weekend.


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