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Smith: fans spur me on

30 August 2013

Loan striker ready for Fleetwood challenge

said that scoring his first Dons goal was a big relief and he is only going to get better as a player with AFC Wimbledon.Michael Smith 

  The 21-year-old Charlton striker has netted in the Football League during spells with Darlington, Accrington Stanley and Colchester United, but his goal against Scunthorpe United was a big moment for him after he missed chances to score in three previous Wimbledon matches.

in the team, then I know that I can play off him. He likes to drop off deep and let you be the main striker.Charlie Sheringham is experienced, but also if there is a player like Jack Midson ahead of tomorrow’s Fleetwood match, Smith said: “It was such a relief to get the goal in the end and it was a catalyst for us to get back into the match. It is good for me to play alongside experienced strikers who have played in the league before. This is really benefiting my game. Of course, Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

at Colchester so we know each other’s game. He is a direct player; you know with his pace that he is going to beat his man and get a cross into the box for you.”George Porter“I was with

Michael added that he is relishing the prospect of playing in front of Wimbledon’s fans again when Fleetwood visit the Cherry Red Records Stadium tomorrow.

“I went to the man of the match presentation after the Scunthorpe game and there are so many fans that stay on afterwards,” Michael said. “It is great that they speak to you and have time for you. It is a family-orientated club so I am really enjoying it. We have a good group of lads in the squad and the management and staff have been great with me.

“We had done a lot in the past two days on our shape and how we are going to approach the Fleetwood match. I think it will be a really hard test, but we are ready for it. If we can play like we did in the second-half against Scunthorpe then we will be fine.”

   The full interview with Michael Smith can be viewed on Dons Player, along with Neal Ardley’s update and extended highlights of THAT memorable Fleetwood match from four months ago. 

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