Under-21 coach pleased with winning mentality
was impressed with the battling qualities displayed by his young side in last night’s Premier League Cup win against Gillingham.Shaun North
Wimbledon’s Under-21s came under sustained pressure during spells of the match at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, but they held onto book a second qualifying round tie at QPR later this month.
, Shaun said: “I was very pleased because it is important that we try and win these games. If we do that then we have to be pleased with the result. We made it a bit difficult for ourselves with the way that we passed the ball at times, but the objective was to win the game and we achieved that.Dons PlayerSpeaking to
“Our determination and the way that we stuck at it impressed me. Every single one of the players dug deep and put their bodies on the line, which was pleasing.”
making a clearance in last night’s match that summed up the collective effort as Wimbledon held firm under Gillingham pressure.Charlie FayersOur picture above shows captain
Victory means that Wimbledon’s development squad will travel to Loftus Road to take on QPR. A date for that tie is yet to be confirmed, but it will take place during the week commencing 26 October, and Shaun expects there to be good competition for places in his side.
“We have a Surrey Senior Cup match next week at Badshot Lea and matches against Gillingham and Aldershot before that so we have a busy time coming up,” Shaun added. “We have quite a lot of hard work to do before we play QPR. It will be a big test for us. We have eight Under-21s who play regularly for us, plus first-teamers, and if any of the Under-18s do well, then they will have the opportunity to step-up.”