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Smith: it's unacceptable

14 October 2013

Striker says the Dons must be sharper in front of goal

has branded Wimbledon’s recent scoring drought as “unacceptable” and he wishes there was a game tomorrow night to get back among the goals!Michael Smith 

that he shares the responsibility for a lack of goals in the last three games after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Accrington Stanley.Dons PlayerThough the on-loan Charlton striker (pictured above) has scored five times so far this season, he told

“We are always going to create chances with the talent that we have, but it is just about being more clinical and putting those chances away,” said Smith, who is a player relishing the trips up to Morecambe and Hartlepool due to his northern roots. “Two games without a goal is too long for a team like us because of the talent that we have got in the squad. It is unacceptable and we know that ourselves. I wish there was a game on Tuesday night to put things right.

“We will just have to go again on Saturday. We have Morecambe and Hartlepool coming up and they are going to be two tough tests for us mentally. But I am looking forward to those two games. My friends and family will be watching and I will be dying to start scoring again.”

’s qualities after the Wimbledon captain stepped up to the mark with an equaliser against Accrington. However, Smith accepted that everyone in the team has to defend better from set-pieces, including himself, because it is costing Wimbledon valuable points.Alan BennettSpeaking to Rob Cornell, Newcastle-born Smith praised

“Alan is a leader and a big influence both on and off the pitch,” added Smith. “We know that we can rely on him. We always try to come out of the blocks quickly at home, but we just could not get going today and luckily Alan has popped up with a goal.

“Conceding from set-pieces is something that we are going to have to nip in the bud. I have been one of the main culprits. It is really disappointing because we have worked so hard on the training ground on this. We will just have to work hard on it again.

“The manager came in after the game and said that the only positive we can take from the game is that we did not give up. We are all disappointed, but at least we got a draw in the end.”


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