Strike pair thrive due to good service
Matt Tubbs has praised the impact of Wimbledon’s wingers after a great team effort brushed aside promotion contenders Bury yesterday.
Tubbs (pictured above after netting against Bury) and his strike partner Akinfenwa have now struck 16 goals between them in all competitions already after they combined to put Bury to the sword. However, Tubbs was quick to highlight the good service provided by wide men Sean Rigg and George Francomb against Bury as they played a part in all three goals.
Speaking to Rob Cornell during an interview for Dons Player, Tubbs said: “That’s why they’re in the side because of their ability to get crosses in. With that service we should score goals. For the third goal, it was something that we had been working on in training. We work on a handful of set plays in training and that one has paid off today. The wingers can aim for Bayo’s head, but his first goal was similar to the volley he scored at Milton Keynes.
“Bayo is a brilliant player and as long as we can keep scoring goals between us then we will be fighting at the right end of the table. Bayo has been fantastic in the last couple of weeks, but since the start of this season he’s been amazing for the team. He’s a good asset to the club and the manager did a fantastic job to bring him here.”
Wimbledon will once again face another side at the top of the table next weekend with a trip to Wycombe Wanderers and Tubbs added that he will be looking to make an impression at a ground he has never played at before.
“It’s going to be another tough game for us because Wycombe are doing really well,” added Tubbs. “It will be the first time that I’ve played at Wycombe and hopefully I can go there and get a goal to help the team to three points.
“Bury were top of the table for a reason and we expected them to come out fighting in the second-half. But we stuck to our game plan and we knew that we could add to our first-half goals.”
Highlights of the win against Bury, plus video interviews with Matt Tubbs, Ade Azeez and Neal Ardley are now on Dons Player.