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Sweeney on facing Rovers

4 April 2014

Midfielder expects a tough challenge tomorrow

Peter Sweeney says there will be no chance of AFC Wimbledon underestimating Bristol Rovers tomorrow with Darrell Clarke having recently taken over as their manager.

Midfielder Sweeney (pictured above) could be recalled at the Cherry Red Records Stadium tomorrow with Sammy Moore suspended and Michael Collins having gone back to Scunthorpe United.

The Dons will face a Rovers side that have won just once on the road this season, but Darrell Clarke engineered his first win since taking over the reins at home to Morecambe last week and Sweeney is expecting a tough test.

Speaking to Rob Cornell during an interview for Dons Player, Sweeney said: “We know that with a new manager the form table goes out of the window. The form does not matter and we will be preparing for how we want to play and to do a job. Michael Collins did well when he was here and Sammy Moore will obviously be a loss. I train hard and if Saturday comes and I’m playing then I’ll give it my all as usual.

“We felt hard done by not to come away with something from Mansfield. It’s never nice to be involved in that type of game, but our manager had prepared us for what we would face. That’s their way of playing and they did it well.”

 .Dons You TubeKwesi Appiah could make his home debut tomorrow after joining on loan from Crystal Palace last week. A video interview with Appiah shortly after he signed can now be viewed by clicking on  

Sweeney has been impressed by the striker since his arrival and he believes Jack Midson’s availability after suspension will also be a big plus tomorrow.

“Kwesi’s first touch is good and he brought other people into play in his first match last week,” added Sweeney. “He has looked really good in training this week and I think he will definitely be a good addition to the team.

“I was gutted for Jack when he got a red card. He had picked up form before that and having Jack back now is massive for us.”

Your AFC Wimbledon . For match arrangements, click on Manager's viewIf you missed Neal Ardley's update on the official website, click on 

  Rovers. Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Peter Sweeney, along with Neal Ardley’s update ahead of Bristol 

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