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Neil sets the challenge

1 May 2014

Assistant manager on final match of the season

Neil Cox says that Wimbledon’s players have plenty of incentive to end the season on a high at Accrington Stanley with decisions still to be made about their futures.

The Dons were beaten 4-0 at the Crown Ground last season and Wimbledon’s assistant manager says a repeat performance this Saturday will not be tolerated.

Speaking to Dons Player, Neil Cox said: “Players are fighting for their futures at this football club. One or two players let themselves down last week and they will have a chance to show what they can do again. It’s the last game of the season and we must produce a performance for the supporters who are travelling all that way.

“We have a lot of decisions to make in the next two or three weeks. We have improved this season, but not as much as we would have liked. Our second-half performance last Saturday summed up our season. We got punished for silly mistakes. We’ve worked hard this week and we are looking forward to the last game of the season. We want to finish the season with a win.”

Neil confirmed that Kevin Sainte-Luce has failed to shake off a knee injury and will not be in the squad for the trip to Lancashire.

in the table.thAlan Bennett’s late header in the corresponding fixture earned a point for Wimbledon at a time earlier this season when Stanley were rock-bottom of League 2. However, manager James Beattie has engineered a much-improved season since as they are currently 16

“James has done a fantastic job,” added Neil. “They looked to be out of it when we played them earlier this season, but they’ve been on a really good run and scored some good goals. We’ve looked at their statistics and they create a lot of chances. You have to say fair play to James because he’s got them playing good football. They will want to win their last game of the season, but we’ll be going there to try and get the three points.”

Dons Player subscribers can watch the video interview with Neil Cox on our premium channel and an interview with Sammy Moore will follow later on.


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