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Jack on beating the drop

17 March 2013

Match-winner warns the Dons are not there yet

Jack Midson says that Wimbledon’s players have learned to win matches the ugly way after yesterday’s battling victory at Aldershot.

Though his winner – a sublime chip over Aldershot goalkeeper Jamie Young – was one for the football purists, Midson says that manager Neal Ardley has instilled a work ethic that has enabled Wimbledon to grind out victories.

“The manager always tells us to work hard for each other,” Jack said. “I think that we have done that better and better with every game. We have that togetherness and Neal talks about the ‘nitty-gritty’ of League 2. We have learned to do the horrible bits of the game. If you do those things then you can express yourselves.

“We worked really hard today. We knew what kind of game it was going to be on a tough pitch, but I think we dealt with it better than they did. They bombarded us a bit at the end and they could have nicked a goal, but we grafted hard and we have to do that right until the end of this season.”

Jack’s goal was his second in the last two games and though he was delighted with his return to form, Wimbledon’s top scorer was keen to focus on sealing the club’s survival in the coming weeks.

“I am always disappointed when I do not start, but that’s football and you have to bounce back,” he added. “I did that on Tuesday by coming on and scoring and hopefully I did not disappoint today after getting a start.

“We have a good bunch of lads here and no one is going to get carried away – the staff will ensure that does not happen. A lot of the other results went against us today and there are now five teams at the bottom with 40 points. It was a good job we won today as we would have been just three points off the bottom, but we have to concentrate on what we are doing. We have to stay focused as we go to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday and we have to try and get away from them.”

The 14-day trial is on offer for the rest of this month and includes access to exclusive interviews, match highlights and match commentaries of every League 2 match.You can listen to WDON live coverage of the Accrington Stanley game for FREE by signing up for  .Dons Player triala  Dons Player subscribers can now watch the full video interview with Jack Midson on our premium site, along with the thoughts of Neal Ardley on another crucial victory.


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