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Goals target sparks Pell

19 July 2013

Midfielder eager to deliver next season

says he is determined to be more of an attacking threat from midfield after manager Neal Ardley set him a goals target for next season.Harry Pell 

The 21-year-old netted twice in his first three Dons appearances after joining in January, but he failed to strike again during his remaining 10 matches last season and he wants to be more prolific in 2013/14.

Pell, who is pictured above getting off the mark for pre-season against FC United (photograph by Paul Willatts), hopes that is a sign of things to come when the real action starts in two weeks’ time and that Wimbledon will have adapted to a new way of playing by then.

, Pell said: “It is massive for me to get goals into my game next season. The manager has given me a target and I really want to push on to meet that. The way that we are going to play will mean that we can trust players in possession and that should give me more licence to get forward. We are progressing and hopefully come the start of the season we will be where we want to be.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

“Peter Sweeney brings something different to the team with his experience and that will help me to get forward too. At the start of pre-season the manager told us his philosophy and how he wants us to play a passing style. In that first week the ball was going out of play a lot, but I think we are adapting; against Charlton we started to play better passing movements, we are getting fitter and stronger, and to give a Championship side a run for their money showed that we are pushing in the right direction.

“It was tough because we needed the points last season, but now we want to get results and play the right way. I think the fans will appreciate this way of playing rather than how we played last season. There can be times when we have looked a little bit too open and it has looked easy for teams to get at our back four, but we still have a lot to cover in training before Torquay. The manager has assured us to put our trust in him so hopefully we will be okay and can get the win we want at Torquay.”

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