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Will on his Dons return

24 March 2013

Centre-back highlights improvement during his absence

Will Antwi returned with a bang after two months out by inspiring Wimbledon to victory yesterday and the experienced centre-back says he is ready to make up for lost time during the rest of this season.

The 30-year-old, who returned to full training last week after shrugging off a hip injury, played his part in nullifying a Morecambe attack that threatened to take the game away from Wimbledon during the first-half. But speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Will was quick to praise Wimbledon’s attacking options and he believes the players Neal Ardley signed in January have made a major difference.

We still have work to do though and it is not done yet by a long shot. We are more solid now and have a greater threat in attack so we are on a good trend going upwards. Will said: “We talked to each other out there today and I felt okay. We have a few days to recover and I am really looking forward to the next game now. Slowly, but surely, we are getting there now (close to survival).

“We know that we will get chances and score goals because we have great attacking outlets now with Jack Midson and Gary Alexander up front. We also had Kevin Sainte-Luce out wide and Rashid Yussuff on the other side. From the turn of the year we have made steady progress and now we are also keeping clean sheets as well as scoring goals.”

Will added that Wimbledon showed their resilience in abundance during a testing first-half against Morecambe yesterday.

“It was difficult and I am not sure what people were really expecting,” he said. “We were playing against the wind in the snow on a bad pitch, but we hung in there and that was what we needed to do. We knew that if we stayed in the game and kept the door shut, then we would get chances at the other end and had a great chance of winning. We could have gone on to get a third in the end and though they played some nice stuff, it was all in front of us. I would not say it was comfortable, but they did not get much out of us in the second-half.”

Dons Player subscribers can now watch the full video interview with Will Antwi on our premium site and the thoughts of Neal Ardley on Wimbledon’s crucial victory.

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