Defender glad to play his part in experienced defence
Will Antwi says he’s relieved to have finally shaken off a long-standing hip injury after playing his part in Saturday’s win at Wycombe Wanderers
The centre-back (pictured) made just his second start of 2013/14 in the victory at Adams Park as part of a 3-5-2 formation favoured by Neal Ardley in recent matches and Antwi was one of Wimbledon’s star performers.
But the experienced defender is far from getting carried away by his return to fitness and his side’s progress with Torquay up next on Saturday.
“It’s been a long time out for me,” said Antwi. “I am just glad to be finally over the injuries so that I’m able to get back out there and contribute. We have been working very hard and things had not been going our way, but now we are making slow progress. There is no watershed or turning point because we approach every game in the same way. We will go into the next game trying to win and we will keep going until May.”
Wimbledon scored three goals away from home for the first time this season on Saturday with the new partnership of Charlie Wyke and Jack Midson making an instant impression. Antwi added that Midson’s late penalty offered a deserved reward for the player’s professionalism this season.
“Credit to Jack because he has been very professional despite not playing week in and week out,” Antwi said. “He has been going about his business and working hard. Jack is faultless, he always gives his best, and he’s a consummate professional.
“I was glad that Charlie got his goal and it was nice for him. That was what we needed and it completely changed the game. We had a bit more time and space so it allowed us to express ourselves.”
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