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Young Dons must improve

22 October 2013

That's the message from Mark Robinson

has urged his Wimbledon Under-18s squad to get back to basics after a disappointing sequence of results.Mark RobinsonAcademy Manager

The Dons take on Watford this weekend in their final Football League Youth Alliance Cup match after a 3-0 home defeat in the same competition against Crawley on Saturday.

was denied an equaliser, the Dons were 3-0 down after just half an hour.Harlan Basker to pull off a fine save to stop them going behind as early as the second minute, but Crawley marched in front not long after. Though Billy BishopWimbledon needed goalkeeper

all missing chances to at least net a consolation. However, Wimbledon’s display left plenty of room for improvement with the Hornets up next this Saturday.Callum Overton and Billy Frost, Daniel Agyei, HainesOllie A change of formation resulted in a better second-half performance from Wimbledon with

Mark Robinson said: “Crawley were excellent and thoroughly deserved the win. However, our boys have clearly suffered a loss of identity, which has led to them not even getting the basics right. It’s not a problem if they can just remember why we had such a bright start to the season and put those performances back into games. We will have an excellent week in training and will relish facing Watford on Saturday.”

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