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Neal's selection dilemma

15 November 2013

YouTube videos about preparations for Pompey

says that selecting his 18 for tomorrow’s match against Portsmouth is a particularly tough task with nearly a full squad to choose from and players having staked their claims in training this week.Neal Ardley

ruled out, Neal has plenty of options for taking on Pompey.Will Antwi and Chris Arthurin contention after joining on loan from Port Vale and only  Kaid MohamedWith

, the Wimbledon manager has been pleased with the application and desire of his players ahead of Portsmouth. A behind-the-scenes feature on the players getting ready for Pompey with a fitness session in the gym is also available using the link above.Neal’s viewSpeaking during a video interview, part of which can be viewed on YouTube by clicking on

“I am over the moon with the boys because we have trained really well this week,” Neal said. “That has been a theme since we held a meeting two weeks ago. It has been great and hopefully this will show with our performances on the pitch. I am big believer in that you train as you play. In the past couple of weeks the attention to detail and focus from the boys has been outstanding. It is my job and the staff’s job to keep on top of that. If we can do that then I will be more confident that the performances will follow.

“If you cannot get yourself up for a big game like Saturday then you should not be playing the game. For Portsmouth, it is probably normal because it is everyone’s cup final with the fans that they bring to away matches. Guy Whittingham will be used to that as well as his team. For us it is about the three points and we have to ensure our performance levels are high. We need to be focused on every little detail like we have been in the past two weeks and hopefully the result will come with that. We have problems selecting the 18 for Saturday and that is a good thing for me.”

place in League 2 after recovering from a below-par start to the season. They are unbeaten in six League 2 matches, though they have suffered two successive defeats with losses to Stevenage in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and Newport County in the FA Cup.thPortsmouth are just one point behind the Dons in 16

.Kaid’s returnKaid Mohamed is in contention to be thrown straight in against Portsmouth tomorrow after joining the Dons on loan. If you missed his thoughts on the official website yesterday, please click on  

     Dons Player subscribers can now watch in-depth video interviews with Kaid and Neal Ardley and our premium site remains the only place to listen to live WDON commentary of every League 2 match. An offer of two months for the price of one (just £4.49) is available for new subscribers until Friday, 22 November. Click on  Dons Player  to subscribe. 

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