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George sets home target

12 November 2014

Midfielder can't wait to play in front of home fans

George Francomb hit the goals trail in style once again last night and he says that Wimbledon will go into two important matches with renewed confidence after a creditable performance at Bristol City.

Though his side bowed out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the last-16 stage, Wimbledon matched League One leaders City for long spells and Francomb almost equalised in stoppage time with a fine free-kick effort that was just saved by goalkeeper Frank Fielding.

The Dons entertain Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday in League 2, before hosting York City in an FA Cup replay on Tuesday night.

During an interview for Dons Player, Francomb said he's can't wait to get back on home territory after a spell of away games.

“We’re looking forward to these games, especially after a performance like that,” said Francomb. “We need to get back to winning ways in the league first and foremost on Saturday and then look at Tuesday’s game. It will be good to be back playing at home and to hopefully give the fans something to shout about.

“Saturday at York and tonight were much-improved performances. We passed the ball better in these two games. I think we have to take that into the next few league games. We really want to have a positive run up until Christmas if we can.”

Francomb notched his second goal of the season with a brilliant 25-yard strike last night and he played his part in pushing City all the way.

“I’ve got quite a few assists this season and I’m happy with that,” he added. “But I have scored two goals and missed a couple of sitters so I need to get more. We’re disappointed not to be in the area semi-final because we were the better team at times. We had chances and more possession than them. The manager and coaching staff were proud of us and I hope the fans who travelled were too as we gave City a good game.

“We came here with a game plan and the manager got his tactics spot-on. We went with a diamond and packed the pitch out. They did not know how to deal with that and we were getting players into good spaces and moving the ball fast. It worked well, but we did not take a couple of chances and they hit us on the counter-attack for their goals.”

   Dons Player subscribers can watch four minutes of highlights from last night and interviews with Neal Ardley and George Francomb.

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