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12 September 2013

Weston back for top-of-the-table clash

will return to AFC Wimbledon’s squad for Saturday’s trip to League 2 leaders Chesterfield after he shrugged off a hamstring injury.Rhys Weston 

is fine to play after suffering a head injury at Bootham Crescent.Andy FramptonThe centre-back (pictured) missed last Saturday’s win at York City, but he has been in full training this week and fellow defender

that the match holds no fears for his side.Dons Player told Neal ArdleyWimbledon therefore travel to the Proact Stadium in good shape and Wimbledon manager

“It is nice to be involved in a top-of-the-table clash and not a six-pointer at the bottom, which I was used to last season,” said Neal. “We go there in good heart after three wins on the trot and whatever happens we will find out a lot about ourselves. Chesterfield will cause us more problems than York. They have an excellent management team. They recruited well with Leam Richardson (assistant manager), who did a great job at Accrington and they have obviously recruited good players.

“We are not going there with any fear. We will not be going there to play safe and clog the pitch up. We will be trying to impose our game on them when we are in possession, but that is not as easy as it sounds. If a team is causing you problems then you can end up being pushed back and therefore being defensive.

“We worked really hard in training on Tuesday and Thursday on our shape and how we are going to play. We will finish off tomorrow on what we are going to do when we have the ball. I think the boys want to take ownership for their performance and they want to have a crack at it on Saturday. If the boys have a go at it and Chesterfield are better than us then so be it. We just want to have a good go at it.”

 Dons Player subscribers can listen to Neal’s full interview with Rob Cornell later on tonight and we will tomorrow feature more of the Wimbledon manager’s thoughts on the official website tomorrow. 


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