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Jack's Bradford response

17 February 2013

Striker was determined to make an impression

Jack Midson said that being left out of the starting 11 fired him up to inspire Wimbledon’s dramatic turnaround against Bradford City.

Though Wimbledon's equaliser may be one for the dubious goals panel as replays indicated that Bradford defender Ryan Dickson got the final touch, there is little doubt that Jack’s introduction as a second-half substitute helped spark the Dons.

Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Jack said: “Gary Alexander brings a lot of experience and he is probably the reason why I was demoted to the bench. I was disappointed, as any player should be, but I used that disappointment to fuel my performance when I came onto the pitch. Harry Pell played off the frontman and he brings a lot of height to our attack. We need players like him to help us get out of the position that we are in. He brings a lot of energy and drive to our attacking play.”

Though Wimbledon’s top scorer from last season added that the manner of victory was not pretty against Bradford, he says the Dons need more of the same battling qualities against Northampton Town on Tuesday.

“It was not pretty football, but any win when you are down at the bottom is a success,” he added. “We said straight after the game that this should set us up for the rest of this season. We are still bottom of the league, but we cannot look at the other teams around us. Hopefully, we can start looking up the table now.

“I know that we can pass the ball better and retain it better, but we will certainly take the three points. I did not see any of the Bradford players backing out of any challenges like some players might if they are playing at Wembley next week. They showed how professional they were and hopefully they will do well next week.”

 Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Jack Midson on our premium site. 

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