Winger in upbeat mood ahead of tough test
George Francomb believes he’s become a better player this season after showing that he can adapt to a different system, but the winger is eager to end the current campaign on a high.
Wimbledon face a tough challenge tomorrow against a Bury side vying for automatic promotion, but Francomb (pictured) says his side can take confidence from their recent performances ahead of the trip to Gigg Lane.
And Francomb has been pleased with his own performances, especially in a 3-4-3 formation deployed by the manager in recent weeks.
Speaking during a Dons Player interview with Rob Cornell, Francomb said: “I got Young Player of the Year last season, but I am too old for that now! I think I have had a much better season this time around. There have been a lot of good performances from players in the team so whoever gets it (Player of the Year award) will deserve it.
“I was speaking with Sean Rigg after training today and we were both saying that we have really enjoyed playing as wing-backs in a 3-4-3 formation. It means that I see a lot of the ball and I have been linking up well with Barry Fuller and Craig Tanner down the right.
“Since we have changed to 3-4-3 I think we have looked very good in attack. Apart from the game against Dagenham when we got caught on the counter attack, we have been the better team in every game. We have dominated possession and chances, but just lacked that finish in the final third.”
Though Bury are the side with most to play for tomorrow, Francomb is adamant that Wimbledon will be up for the challenge as they aim to finish the season strongly.
“We want to get to that 60 points mark before the end of the season so that it will give us a solid improvement for this season,” added Francomb. “We want to get that first way win in 2015 that we have been searching for. We have to go there tomorrow and try and do it properly.
“Bury are a good team and they are up there for a reason. They are a good passing team, but we have been passing the ball well too recently so it will be interesting to see who gets the most possession. We will be looking to impose our game on them and we will go there with confidence of getting the three points.”
. Team News The full interview with George Francomb featured on Dons Player earlier this morning. If you missed our update ahead of Bury from Neal Ardley, click on