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Worner ready for Charlton

16 July 2013

Goalkeeper set for Dons debut

has returned to full training and will feature in tomorrow night’s friendly against Charlton Athletic.Ross Wornerhas confirmed that goalkeeper Neal Ardley 

The 23-year-old has shaken off an ankle injury in time to make his first AFC Wimbledon appearance against the club where he spent the 2010/11 season and featured nine times for the first-team.

is a couple of days away and we are just waiting for his injury to settle down. They have been the only two players out. From our point of view as coaches the thing that is in our control is to limit muscle and soft tissue injuries and we have worked incredibly hard to do that. That has been pleasing so far.”Charlie Sheringham will also get some game time. Then on Saturday they can both get 90 minutes in when we have two games. Seb Brown, Neal Ardley said: “Ross did good work yesterday and trained today so we are hoping that he will be fit to play. Ross is likely to play 45-60 minutes and Dons PlayerSpeaking to

During an eight-minute interview for our premium site, Neal also spoke about what he expects from tomorrow night’s tough challenge against a Charlton side that finished just three points outside the Championship play-offs last season.

“I am not going to sit here and say that the result does not matter,” Neal added. “We would like to give them a run for their money and a good game so that Chris Powell comes off the pitch and says that it was a tough test. I am looking forward to it and even if we get a bit of a run around it will show us where we are and things that we have to work on.

“We have pencilled in 90 minutes for the players for Saturday, which is why we have two games. As far as this game goes it is our toughest one yet against a side two divisions above us. In the matches we have played so far we have dominated possession, which is something we have worked very hard on. It is going to be tough to do that tomorrow night. If we are a bit open then some of the stuff that we have not yet worked upon may get exposed by good players, but it will be a good guide to where we are at the moment.”

Dons Player subscribers can now watch the full video interview with Neal Ardley on our premium site and we will also feature the thoughts of Ross Worner on making his Wimbledon debut.


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