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Sammy: fans can lift us

3 February 2014

Midfielder has cause for optimism with Rochdale up next

Sammy Moore says that Wimbledon can take plenty of encouragement from pushing promotion-chasers Oxford United all the way on Saturday.

Though Sammy said that conceding from a set-piece at the Kassam Stadium was “criminal”, the midfielder believes Wimbledon’s overall display offered cause for optimism.

And with Rochdale at home up next for the Dons on Saturday, Sammy (pictured above left with Charlie Wyke after scoring against Wycombe) called on Wimbledon supporters to once again get right behind their team against another side in with a chance of going up.

Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Sammy said: “Apart from two silly mistakes for the goals, I thought that we were the better side against Oxford. There was not much between the two teams. Looking at the league no team is really much better than us. It’s all about what happens in both boxes and that’s what the manager tells us. Anyone watching would say that we were the better side in the first-half, but we switched off from a set-piece. That’s criminal because we work really hard on Fridays to prevent them. David Connolly has scored goals like that for their second all through his career. He is clever and gets in behind defenders. It was a good finish but we could have stopped that.

man. Not many teams like coming to our place and we have to make it a hostile place to visit. We need to make sure that we work hard in training this week and try and get three points on Saturday. If we’re positive and on the front foot, then we’re a hard team to play against.”th“We have another home game coming up now and hopefully the fans will get behind us in their numbers once again. It makes a massive difference when they get right behind us at home and they are like our 12

Sammy has been very impressed with Charlie Wyke, who scored his second Wimbledon goal against Oxford and has also claimed two assists during his six games with the Dons since joining on loan from Middlesbrough.

“Charlie has been fantastic since he came here,” added Sammy. “He got on the scoresheet in his first game and did well to score again. The keeper made a great save to stop his first shot but Charlie showed a lot of composure to put it in the back of the net. With 20 minutes to go I was thinking we would nick something. Danny Hylton had a good chance at the end and if that had gone in it would have been a fair result on the day.”

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