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Striker relishes QPR test

5 November 2013

Free entry for fans at tonight's Under-21 match

is relishing the biggest match of his career so far.George OakleyAFC Wimbledon take on QPR tonight in the Premier League Cup for Under-21s and promising striker

The 17-year-old striker showed his promise with two goals for Wimbledon in last month’s Surrey Senior Cup win against Badshot Lea, but he knows that tonight will be a big step-up against the brightest young talents from QPR.

’s development squad after coming through the ranks at AFC Wimbledon and he hopes to show how far he has come if selected tonight.Shaun NorthGeorge (pictured above) has flourished so far this season as part of

, George said: “It is my biggest game so far and I have to ensure I don’t get nervous and that I play my normal game. I feel that I have been playing very well lately and Shaun has certainly helped me. It is a big game for us and it would be great if we could get a win and move into the next round. We have been talking about this match for a while now since we beat Gillingham.”Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

, who made his first-team comeback as a substitute at Rochdale on Saturday, will step-up his fitness in tonight’s match as one of Wimbledon’s over age players. The 25-year-old has been impressed with what he has seen from the club’s youngsters.Charlie Sheringham

I am sure that he is working hard with them on a daily basis so that they can be knocking on the door for the first-team. “Shaun puts on good coaching sessions for the young lads coming through,” said Charlie. “He has a lot of kids with decent potential.

“It is a big game tonight and it would be good for the lads to get a win. Personally, it is important for me fitness-wise so that I can get more minutes under my belt. Since I joined it’s been a bit stop-start for me with injuries. It has been frustrating, but hopefully I am over the injuries now and I can do well for the first-team.”

Kevin Sainte-Luce and Seb Brown are the other first-teamers involved in tonight’s match at Woking FC (7.00 pm start), which is free to attend for spectators.


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