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Sweeney: we must improve

19 August 2013

Midfielder fronts up after disappointing defeat

says that Wimbledon are capable of much better than they showed at Exeter City and he is determined to put things right against Scunthorpe United on Saturday.Peter Sweeney 

The experienced midfielder admitted that his side fell well below the standards they had set so far this season and that the players will be working hard to bounce back with two home games coming up.

, Sweeney said: “Exeter are a good side, but we were not at our best. If we had played like we did last week (against Wycombe) it might have been a totally different story. There is so much more that we could have done. We started the game poorly; we did not match them physically and the work-rate was not up to the standards that we have set for ourselves lately. That is what made it very disappointing because if you do those things and you get beat, then you can take it on the chin and say that it was not our day.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

“The manager told us straight that it was not good enough. We will be having a good week in training so that we can bounce back – it’s as simple as that. We will be working hard to ensure that we win our home games coming up.”

came off with a hamstring injury in the defeat at Exeter and Sweeney added that Wimbledon have a more than useful replacement if the captain is forced to miss games.Alan Bennett

is a good player – there is no doubt about that,” Sweeney said. “That is why the manager signed him. You are gutted when you lose your skipper, but we have got the players who can step-up and do a job if required.”Rhys Weston

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Peter Sweeney on our premium site.

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