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Jack fired up by competition

24 January 2013

Striker relishing Port Vale test

Jack Midson accepts he now has a big battle to earn a starting spot after the emergence of on-loan striker Paul McCallum.

Last season’s top scorer for Wimbledon admits he is far from an automatic choice with McCallum having extended his loan spell from West Ham earlier this week and the likes of Byron Harrison and Jason Prior having returned from injury.

Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Midson said: “I think it is a great plus for the club that we have Paul for another month. I know he has signed a new deal at West Ham so there is no chance of getting him here permanently, but we have now good strength in depth up front. That is good for everyone as it keeps everyone on their toes. No one is guaranteed to play and I never take for granted that I am going to play every week. I have to do well in training and in the next few games to secure my place in the team. I want to play in every game and to get a goal in a live TV game would be just a bonus.”

While Midson is fully aware of the threat that League 2 leaders Port Vale will pose tonight, the striker added that Wimbledon must take the game to their opponents.

“I always thought that they would be good this season, but they have surprised me as I did not think they would be top of the league,” he added. “But they have shown their quality, particularly going forward with Tom Pope having scored a hatful of goals. Though we have to make sure we keep him quiet, we have to concentrate on our game as well. We have been better in the last few games and have improved. We should have won against Wycombe, but we did not take enough of our chances. The performance was encouraging though and hopefully we can put in a similar performance tonight and keep our unbeaten run going.”

 The full video interview with Jack Midson can be viewed on Dons Player.  

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