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Pell: Smith was exceptional

9 September 2013

Dons midfielder says confidence is high

says that AFC Wimbledon have nothing to fear from any team in League 2 after their first away win of 2013/14 on Saturday.Harry Pell

, the in-form midfielder said that victory at York showed that Wimbledon can now scrap for points on their travels, a quality they are going to need at league leaders Chesterfield on Saturday.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

“We will be going into that game full of confidence,” said Pell. “We can beat anyone in this league; it is just about us having the right mentality on the day and being professional. We want to make our home ground a fortress this season and we fancy our chances against anyone on home turf, but we had to come to York and do a professional job. The players deserve credit for doing that.

is a warrior and all the lads at the back dealt with everything that they had to throw at us. All the boys are buzzing now for Saturday and the big one.”Andy Frampton“All of the players put good shifts in and we came away with what we deserved.

at the top of Wimbledon’s scoring charts, but the striker’s double on Saturday more importantly moved the Dons up to third.Michael SmithPell, who has struck three goals so far this season, is enjoying a friendly rivalry with

. I felt for him on Tuesday because he was raring to go in his first start, but he got injured. However, Chris set-up a goal less than two minutes after coming on today and the more game-time he gets, the better he will become.”Chris Arthur“Smith was exceptional and I have not seen an individual performance as good as that for a long time,” added Pell. “He did not put a foot wrong, but I am a little bit gutted that he has overtaken me now! As long as he keeps putting them away then that will be great for the team. There is also a lot more to come from


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