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Neil Cox on York test

5 September 2013

Wimbledon assistant boss expects a tough challenge

says that Wimbledon cannot afford to underestimate York City after beating Saturday’s opponents three times last season.Neil Cox 

The Dons held the upper hand over York in both league and cup last season, but Nigel Worthington’s men pushed Wimbledon all the way in a 3-2 defeat at the Cherry Red Records Stadium in March and Neil Cox is expecting a tough match at Bootham Crescent on Saturday.

“We want to start picking up points away from home and we managed to beat them a few times last season,” he said. “We will be a bit defensive-minded, but we will go there and try and win the game. Nigel Worthington did very well last season because his job was to keep the team in the league, a bit similar to when we came in. It is a fresh start for him this season and it will be a tough game for us on Saturday. Having watched a DVD on them it is clear that Nigel has got them working hard for each other.”

because the winger has been ruled out for around three weeks with a hamstring injury.Kevin Sainte-LuceNeil Cox said that players withdrawn through injury at Brentford on Tuesday will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s game before Wimbledon select their squad for York City. However, that does not apply to

Wimbledon’s current management team have now been at the club for nearly 11 months and despite a bright start to 2013/14, Neil Cox says that they are far from resting on their laurels.

“When we came in during last season the aim was to stay in the league, but now we are trying to make the next step,” Neil added. “Results suggest we are getting there, but we are working even harder now to achieve this. We are only at the start of what we are trying to do behind the scenes. We will be working extra hard to get us where we want to be and the players also need to have that same work ethic.” 

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