Centre-back played on after four stitches
’s professionalism after the defender defied a nasty head injury to help Wimbledon to victory at York City.Andy Framptonsaluted Neal Ardley
The experienced centre-back required four stitches to a head wound at half-time after a clash with York’s Matt Jarvis, but he plugged on courageously to play his part in Wimbledon’s second clean sheet of 2013/14.
“I knew that Andy would not want to come off even though it was quite a bad gash,” said Neal Ardley. “Andy always wants to train and play and he is the sort of professional I knew we were getting when we signed him. He looks phenomenal at the back at the moment, but I am really pleased with the centre-back pairing.
“Alan Bennett and Andy will be the first to tell you that the players in front of them can make their life easy with their work ethic. We had that in the second-half when we upped the tempo a bit. They are very experienced defenders who are good at reading the game and they never looked like being troubled.”
Dons Player subscribers can now watch video interviews with Neal Ardley and Harry Pell on our premium site. Also on Dons Player are 12 minutes of highlights from Tuesday’s eight-goal thriller at Brentford and highlights of yesterday’s York win will appear later today.