Dons midfielder points to defensive solidity
Harry Pell believes that his side’s four-match unbeaten league run shows that Wimbledon have what it takes to maintain their improved form this season.
Though the Dons were pegged back at home to Dagenham on Tuesday night, Pell pointed to Wimbledon’s recent solidity at the back – they have conceded just three goals in four games – as a cause for optimism.
And Wimbledon travel to Bristol Rovers this Saturday with eight more points on the board after 18 games than at the same stage last season.
, Pell said: “The positive signs are that we don’t really look like we are going to concede in games now. It was a great goal that Rhys Murphy scored for Dagenham. On other days I have seen us lose games like that. Dagenham came out of the blocks fast. The manager had told us that they would be energetic and fast so we did a lot of work to combat that.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on
It was a little bit disappointing because three points would have been massive for us. “We tried to lift it in the second-half, but myself, Sammy Moore and Peter Sweeney in midfield did not get as much of a foothold in the game as we would have wanted.
“We look strong though and we need to take the positives into Saturday. We battled for 90 minutes and hopefully we can keep that up, play a bit more football, and get three points on the board at Bristol. We will dust ourselves down and go there on the back of four games unbeaten. We will take that because it can only build confidence.”
and Pell says his talent is obvious in training every day.Michael SmithWith nine goals in all competitions so far this season, there is no one in more confident mood than on-loan Charlton striker
“Michael shows it in training and he is on fire at the moment,” added Pell. “It was a great goal that he got and he has scored another eight like that this season. He is showing what he can do with his performances on the pitch and he is doing really well at the moment.”