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Alan: we've raised the bar

4 November 2013

Captain says the Dons must build on Rochdale win

says that Wimbledon’s victory at Rochdale has raised the bar for future performances and his team-mates must strive to reach those levels on a consistent basis.Alan BennettCaptain

after marking his return to the side with a victory, Bennett believes Wimbledon got everything they deserved for their hard work and dedication during the match and on the training pitch.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

“Everything that we did during the past week was spot-on because we upped our professionalism and increased our work-rate,” said the experienced defender. “They are the levels we have reached and now we have to stick to it. We absolutely hate losing and I know that the fans do too. We said leading up to this that a victory could be a turning point and now we have to make sure it is.

made good saves and we got in vital blocks when it was needed. A winning team gets into good habits and that was brilliant to see. We were on top when the lights went out and we wanted the game to continue. When we came back out the fans gave us a roar and it felt like there was only going to be one winner.”Ross Worner“At important times we all stood up to the test.

The experienced defender is relishing a good week in training ahead of Friday’s FA Cup first round tie against Coventry City on Friday night and he is convinced the Dons are going in the right direction this season.

“We have to build on it during training and hopefully with a good crowd behind us on Friday night we can show everyone what we can do,” added Bennett. “If someone had said to me on the final day of last season that we would be in this position after 15 games then I would have bitten their hand off. The manager is doing a great job and we are getting stronger.”

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