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Neal praises progress so far

14 July 2013

A summary of the manager's interview for Dons Player

said he was pleased with the progress made by his new-look squad after yesterday’s 2-0 win against FC United of Manchester.Neal Ardey 

, Neal was particularly impressed with his side’s first goal because it was a move engineered on the training pitch.Dons PlayerSpeaking to

getting in space down the wing,” Neal said. “I thought we created a lot of chances and that was a positive because we could have had more than two. A clean sheet is also a positive because we are trying to get into good habits. We are really pleased with everybody, but we said to the players afterwards that they have to keep this going; they have to live their lives in the right way and we will carry on doing these things because Wednesday against Charlton will be a big test.Barry Fuller“We want to get our full-backs and midfielders inter-changing and it worked well for the first goal with

“So far, you can only say that it has been pleasing. Can we get a lot better? Yes, we can, but we are not standing there scratching our heads. The new players we have signed are doing exactly what we wanted them to do and more. They have taken on board what we are trying to do and the players that were here last season have also taken to our new way of playing brilliantly.”

to be back in full training early next week and the goalkeeper could have a chance of facing his former club Charlton Athletic on Wednesday.Ross WornerNeal Ardley added that he expects

The Wimbledon manager was also asked by journalists after the match about selecting a new captain for 2013/14 and Neal told Dons Player that this decision will not be made until the pre-season schedule is completed.

“We have some good characters in the squad and players who will make good captaincy material,” Neal said. “We will have a chat among the staff before the first game of the season. Regardless of who gets it, we will have a lot of captains out there.”

  Dons Player subscribers can hear more of Neal’s update on our premium site, which includes an update on bringing in more signings before the start of 2013/14. New defender Andy Frampton is also interviewed for the first time since the day he signed for Wimbledon. 


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