Team news for tomorrow night's match
Neal Ardley has confirmed that Kelly Youga is likely to be handed his second Wimbledon start at Accrington tomorrow night in place of Jonathan Meades.
Youga, who can play anywhere in defence, is not required for international duty with the Central African Republic until later this week and he is ready to fill the full-back slot vacated by Meades, who is on Wales Under-21 duty.
before boarding the team coach for Accrington this afternoon, Neal Ardley said: “It was the idea to leave Kelly out on Saturday with tomorrow in mind. He did well at Southend last week, but he is a lad who has not had a lot of game time. To have thrown him into a run of Saturday, Tuesday games would have been tough on the boy so we decided to use Saturday to keep him fresh knowing that we would lose Jonathan for Accrington.Dons PlayerSpeaking to
“We had a chat with Kelly when we signed him and he told us that he had been called up for his national team. Kelly said that he would not meet up with them until the Wednesday. That was the agreement right from the start. Hopefully, Jonathan does not play too much for Wales Under-21s and we have him back in contention for Saturday.”
Wimbledon have no fresh injury concerns for the trip to Accrington Stanley and Neal Ardley had positive news to report about players on the way back from injury. Will Antwi is now back in light training after recovering from a hip injury and Curtis Osano is nearing full fitness, while Pim Balkestein is only expected to be out for another week.
We will feature more from Neal Ardley on the official website tomorrow as we build-up to Accrington Stanley.
.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.Dons Player trialYou can listen to WDON live coverage of the Accrington game for FREE by signing up for a Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Neal Ardley on our premium site, along with the thoughts of Alan Bennett. We will also feature a youth update from Wimbledon Academy Manager Mark Robinson later on today.