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Dons boss far from happy

2 February 2013

Neal Ardley disappointed after missed opportunity

Neal Ardley said his players only have themselves to blame for dropping two points against Burton Albion today.

The Wimbledon boss refused to hide his disappointment after Wimbledon failed to finish off 10-man Burton today at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Speaking to Dons Player, Neal Ardley said: “The players have to do what we are asking them to do. They cannot revert to type and start playing what game that they want to play and where they think it is right for them to go on the pitch. I have told them in no uncertain terms. We need more communication and they need to pick up the mantle and start doing what is best for the team. If they do that then we will be alright.

“We did not do enough today. For 30 minutes I thought that we were good and we got the goal, but we did not keep it up. I said to the boys afterwards that we have now dropped six points in the last three home games. If we were mid-table I could have a smile on my face and say that we are unbeaten in five games.”

booking of the season.thNeal Ardley praised debut goalscorer Gary Alexander (pictured above) and Harry Pell for their impressive debuts, but the latter will now be suspended for two games after picking up his 10

“I think Gary’s all-round performances have been good this season, but like all strikers do at times, he has gone through a barren spell,” he added. “I would have taken an average performance from him and a goal, but he scored and played very well as it turned out. Scoring put a smile on his face as all strikers want goals. Hopefully, that will give him a lift and he can go on a roll now.

“Harry was excellent with his drive, energy and athleticism in the centre of the park. He showed all those qualities, but unfortunately he got booked and that means we will miss him for two games.”

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Neal Ardley on our premium site.

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