Team news for Oxford match
Wimbledon will have to do without Sean Rigg for Saturday’s League 2 match at Oxford as he will miss the match against his old club due to suspension.
The winger (pictured) picked up his fifth booking of the season in the FA Cup replay win against York City on Tuesday.
Speaking during an interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player, Neal Ardley also said that Andy Frampton will miss the game that offers Wimbledon an opportunity to improve on a poor recent run against Oxford.
“Andy’s ankle is better, but he has been ill,” said Neal. “We’ve had a few players with sniffles and we’ve kept Andy away from the place today. With a bit of luck Andy will be training all next week, but because of his illness Saturday will be too soon for him.
“We’re trying to freshen everyone up so that our team selection is not based on who is physically up to it. This will be our fifth game in two weeks and only their third match in the same spell, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse. I’m well aware of our record against Oxford and hopefully we can turn that around. We’ll go there all guns blazing on Saturday.”
Wimbledon go into Saturday’s game on the back of two successive wins and Neal Ardley has praised the contribution of Ade Azeez after his impressive appearances as a substitute.
“Ade has been great for us,” Neal added. “At the start of this season a few people were not sure about him, but we’ve worked at making him better at what he’s good at. He is such a willing learner and we’ve worked on the training pitch with him today.
“When he does what we ask of him he brings so much pace and athleticism to our attack. He did it again the other night and I’m chuffed with him. If he keeps working on the technical side of things then he could be a very good player.”
Dons Player subscribers can now watch the full update from Neal Ardley and an interview with Ade Azeez.