Neal on selecting his squad for Saturday
before selecting his squad for Saturday’s match at Bury.Andy Framptonwill check on the fitness of centre-back Neal Ardley
Frampton (pictured left above) was Wimbledon’s two-goal hero against Portsmouth last Saturday, but he picked up a shoulder knock during that match, and he will be assessed tomorrow. The Wimbledon manager must also decide on the best way to do without Harry Pell as he is suspended for Bury after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Portsmouth.
, Neal Ardley said: “Andy got a bad blow to his shoulder on Saturday, but he trained this week. However, he got another whack on it in training yesterday and we are keeping a close eye on him. Andy is a warrior though and if it’s not going to kill him then he will get on with it. There are no other injuries and it is going to be a tough choice to pick from the squad.Dons PlayerSpeaking to
“We have loads of options and it depends if we decide to change the system and play a different way. We could stick with the same system and work hard in training on players playing within that system. We have options to do both.”
Neal Ardley has been pleased with the progress of his side in recent weeks after they moved up to ninth in League 2 with two successive wins. However, he has learned during his 13-month reign that no team can be underestimated in the division, particularly a Bury side that he rates very highly.
“It is progressing nicely for us, but if you look at the teams from top to bottom there is nothing between them,” Neal added. “In early season we felt that it had gone better than we hoped it would, but then we had that sticky spell. We have regained a bit of form now, but I think this is the sort of league that you cannot look at points too much or aim for certain marks at certain times.
“It is all about consistency levels and I have learned that quite quickly. We just need to focus every day in training to get things right and make sure that all the players know their jobs well. Then whatever happens, teams that do beat us will need to have played really well.
“Looking through the Bury squad they have Chris Sedgwick, who I played against, and he is an experienced right-sided player and the likes of Tom Soares, Danny Hylton and Daniel Nardiello. They are all players that you would be happy to have in your squad. I am sure that Ronnie Jepson will get them to click, but hopefully that does not come on Saturday.”
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