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Ross on bouncing back

12 August 2013

New Dons goalkeeper in upbeat mood after Wycombe

believes he has now come through a testing start to his Wimbledon career after keeping a clean sheet against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.Ross Worner 

, the 23-year-old goalkeeper talked about bouncing back from Tuesday night’s mistake at Millwall and how Wimbledon’s experienced defence has helped him to settle in.Dons PlayerSpeaking to

“When the final whistle went and I realised I had got a clean sheet I breathed a sigh of relief,” said Worner. “After what happened on Tuesday it was nice to get over that so quickly. As a goalkeeper when you make such mistakes you have to forget about it there and then. It was horrible, but these things happen and it can make you a stronger goalkeeper if you can learn from it. It took a little bit of time for me to settle in; I was thrown straight back in for the Charlton game after just one training session following an ankle injury. I came away from that feeling a bit down, but I am getting stronger and stronger with each game now.”

“I was pleased with my performance today (against Wycombe). I got smashed a few times when I was taking crosses and nearly got thrown off the pitch trying to take one of them, but I will pretty much come for anything in the box. Our defenders shield players so that I can come for more crosses and that certainly helps. It was great to get a home win in front of our fans and they were great today. I am absolutely buzzing, and hopefully we can kick on now.”

– have all won League 2 promotions with previous clubs. That is experience which the goalkeeper reckons will be a big plus for the Dons during 2013/14.Callum Kennedy and Alan Bennett, Andy Frampton, Barry FullerThe four players in front of Worner –

“They are all quality and the defenders keep talking to me throughout the game and I communicate with them too,” Worner added. “It is a pleasure to play behind them. We have experienced players who have been playing at this level for a long time. It is reassuring to have two experienced centre-backs in front of me and it is great to play in this team. The manager has given so much belief to the players and it is privilege to play for him.”

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Ross Worner on our premium site.


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