Young loan duo given green light to feature
in tomorrow night’s Capital One Cup tie at Millwall.Michael Smith and George PorterAFC Wimbledon have this afternoon been given permission to play loan pair
to include them in his squad.Neal ArdleyBurnley winger Porter (pictured) and Charlton striker Smith produced encouraging debuts at Torquay on Saturday and their respective clubs have given the green light for
, the Wimbledon manager said: “Both of the players have been given permission to play and are available for selection. It is nice because I look at the squad and I have options to freshen it up if I need to and I would not be weakening the team. I could not tell you what our strongest team is. One or two are a bit tired from Saturday, but I fully expect them to have recuperated and be ready to go tomorrow.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on
’ watched the video from Saturday’s match and went through a few things that we noticed and it was a case of taking the players through it. It was a long journey to Torquay on Saturday and we have to pick them up to go again.”Coxy“We did a light session today and went through some stuff about tomorrow’s game. ‘
Despite a surprise 1-0 defeat for Millwall against Championship newcomers Yeovil Town on Saturday, Neal is under no illusions about the size of the task facing Wimbledon tomorrow as new manager Steve Lomas will be aiming to put things right.
“You never know how they are going to approach the game,” Neal said. “Millwall will want to bounce back and may go with their best 11 or they may rest a few and worry about Saturday’s game. Whatever happens, we know they are going to be strong. They are two leagues above us and have got good Championship players.
“It is going to be a tough ask for us, but it is a London derby and a really good cup tie so we need to have a good go at it. At the same time we have to realise that they are a stronger team than us and we have to be on top of our game in all areas. Any cup run we have would be great for the team’s confidence, good for the fans and boost the budget for the club. This is one of the toughest draws we could have got against a very established Championship team.”
have all had previous spells at Millwall too.Andy Frampton and Peter Sweeney, Charlie SheringhamThe match tomorrow offers a return to the club where Neal Ardley ended his playing career in 2007 and
Dons supporters can buy tickets on the night at Millwall. Tickets can no longer be purchased in advance from us, please click on Millwall tickets to view our previous announcement.-
- Dons Player subscribers can now watch the full video interview with Neal Ardley on our premium site and we will tomorrow feature Peter Sweeney’s thoughts on his Millwall return.