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Arthur's return mission

13 January 2014

Powerful winger on facing Scunthorpe again

Chris Arthur believes he’s now getting close to full fitness after stepping up his comeback by playing for 45 minutes against Torquay - and the powerful winger will be hoping to torment Scunthorpe United once again on Saturday.

  .’s been a long road back to fitness for the 23-year-old since he suffered a serious ankle injury in October, but Arthur (pictured) is now hoping to recapture the flying early season form that made him such a potent weapon for Wimbledon. An extract of WDON commentator Rob Cornell’s interview with Arthur can now be viewed by visiting 

The high point of Arthur’s Dons career so far came when he fired a late winner in the 3-2 win against Scunthorpe in August, but The Iron have since marched to the top of the table after a superb run of form.

However, it’s a challenge that Arthur says he is particularly looking forward to because it offers his side a chance to test themselves against the best current team in League 2.

“They are flying and have brought a few new players in,” said Arthur. “We always rise to the occasion against big clubs and it’s a chance for us to express ourselves and show everyone what we can do attacking-wise. It will be a good game for us, a good test, and I think that the boys are looking forward to it.

“I felt good (against Torquay). I’ve been doing little bits and trying to get fit. I am feeling better and back to fitness now. We need to train hard during the week and move on to Scunthorpe United away.”

The half-time introductions of Arthur and Kevin Sainte-Luce did spark some improvement in Saturday’s defeat against Torquay United, but it was a performance to forget for Wimbledon.

Arthur added: “The manager asked us to go out and try and get crosses into the box during the second-half, but coming back from 2-0 down was a big ask. The first-half was very disappointing, but it was a bit more positive after the break. Everyone is disappointed, but we have a good bunch of lads here and we have to pick ourselves up. We are not feeling sorry for ourselves and we have to forget about this and move onto Saturday.”  

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