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Captain on Sweeney's impact

17 January 2013

Mat Mitchel-King on beating the drop

Captain Mat Mitchel-King has predicted that new signing Peter Sweeney will make a big impact for Wimbledon in the club’s battle for League 2 survival.

Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Mitchel-King believes that the former Bury and Millwall midfielder is exactly the right kind of character that Wimbledon need around the place in their current plight.

“From what I have seen he is a very good player,” said Mitchel-King (pictured above). “You can tell that he has played at a higher level with his touch, awareness and vision. I think that all the other midfielders will also benefit from his presence. Peter is also another senior player for us and he is a character around the place. That is exactly what we need, especially going into a busy spell of games at the end of January and February. We need players like that and I think his quality will shine through for us. It was a real find for the management team to bring Peter here.”

Mitchel-King, who has provided a steady influence himself by leading Wimbledon to an unbeaten run since the turn of the year, believes that the Dons have enough ability in the camp to move away from the relegation zone.

“With the form that we were in at the end of last year, we would definitely have taken seven points out of nine from the first three games of 2013,” he added. “But we were disappointed not to beat Wycombe. We played some really good football in spells. We should have seen the game out though and that is something we are working on.

“It was a terrible weekend with all the other teams around us winning, but that is not going to happen every week. We just need to keep churning out the performances and if we keep putting the points on the board, then we can slowly start moving away from the bottom of the table. We had to grind out the wins against Torquay and Rochdale and we have to be prepared to do that again.”

Dons Player subscribers can view the full video interview with Mat-Mitchel-King later on tonight.

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