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Captain: we must believe

8 November 2013

Alan Bennett's thoughts feature on YouTube

says the Dons must have belief that they can create an FA Cup upset tonight after a meticulous week of preparations for taking on Coventry.Alan BennettCaptain

 , the Irishman talked about Wimbledon’s chances tonight and his previous experiences in the competition.FA Cup preview by clicking on  YouTubeDuring an in-depth interview for Dons Player with Bennett and Sweeney, part of which can now be viewed on

Speaking to Rob Cornell, Bennett said: “The key for us is having that belief that we can cause an upset. We need to win our individual battles on the pitch and connect as a group to have a chance of winning the game. Hopefully, someone can pop up and produce a magical moment and get us a couple of goals that we need.

“The manager has had us set-up all week and we are pretty clear what the plan is. We have been working hard and I am really looking forward to the game now. There will be some upsets in the FA Cup fixtures this weekend and I just hope that it’s us.”

During his time at Cheltenham Town, the Dons skipper played in FA Cup ties against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, experiences that he would love to repeat at Wimbledon.

“Going away to Spurs was incredible,” he added. “I did not really touch the ball much and I got a bit of a run around, but it was a great experience. To come up against top players to see what they can do on the ball and how these teams operate is fantastic.

“I remember talking to Stacy Long last season about when he was a part of the Stevenage team that beat Newcastle United. I listened to that match at the time, but when you hear about something like that first-hand you realise it is incredible.”

 .FA Cup preview please click on  If you missed our interview with Peter Sweeney yesterday, 

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