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4 February 2013

Peter Sweeney on moving Wimbledon forward

Peter Sweeney believes he is now close to recapturing his best at AFC Wimbledon after getting another 90 minutes under his belt on Saturday.

Neal Ardley made the signing of Sweeney a priority during the January transfer window, but the former Millwall midfielder accepts that he has taken time to find his feet at Wimbledon after not starting a match at his previous club Bury since 8 December.

I am feeling good out there again now. Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player after impressing in the 1-1 draw against Burton on Saturday, Sweeney said: “From a personal point of view, I can feel myself getting sharper now. I had not played for a while at Bury so I knew that it would take me a few games to get my sharpness up.

“Harry Pell is a good player. He is really fit and can run all day. It is nice to have him in there because he is decent in the air too. The result against Burton was disappointing though as we are dropping too many points.”

As an experienced player who has spent his whole career in the Football League, the 28-year-old knows that the Dons cannot keep squandering opportunities to move out of the League 2 relegation zone.

“We have dropped another two points and we felt that we also did that against Port Vale and Wycombe,” he added. “It is frustrating because the goals we are conceding are sloppy ones to concede. If teams were cutting us open and scoring then you would take your hat off to them, but we are conceding bad goals and we have to address that.

“We need to nip it in the bud straight away as the mistakes are adding up. Time is running out for us and we do not want to be going into April needing a certain amount of points to stay up. I feel that we have a good team and quality on the bench, which is exactly what the manager was after, but we need to get seven wins as soon as possible. We know we are good enough to stay in this league, but we need to start getting wins sooner rather than later.”

  The full video interview with Peter Sweeney can be viewed on Dons Player. 


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