Winger eager to add consistency to his game
Alfie Potter says he is striving for the consistency that made him such a potent attacking weapon in previous seasons – and the winger is relishing Saturday’s meeting with his old club Oxford United.
The 26-year-old believes he has shown flashes of his best ability, but there is still more to come from him this season.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Potter said: “I came here off the back of a bad first half of the season. My form had dropped after a long-term injury last season. I needed a fresh start, but it did not mean my form was going to change overnight. In some games I feel I have shown the player that I can be, but in other games not so much. You are always going to get that at this level. The key to being one of the better players at this level is consistency and I need to add that to my game again.
“When I first signed for Wimbledon, Oxford was the first fixture I looked for. It will be nice to see people again who I spent a long time with, but we need to get back on track now and make sure that we go and win the game.”
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Potter accepted that Wimbledon’s second half collapse at Dagenham was simply not good enough, but he added that the squad have to put it behind them quickly.
“It was disappointing,” added Potter. “Even though we were 1-0 down, the fans gave us a good reception as we walked towards the tunnel at half-time. We were confident coming out for the second-half, but it just never happened for us. The fans deserved a win for their support, but we never gave them it.
“We played the formation we did because we needed to go for it and win the majority of the games we had left if we wanted to push for the play-offs. It was justified in the first half because up until half-time it was one of the most one-sided games I had been involved in for a long time. But if you don’t take your chances, it means nothing, and we got punished.
“We need to put it behind us and there’s no point dwelling on a 4-0 defeat. We need to be positive when we come in for training. I am sure the manager and his staff will pick us up and we will be raring to go for Saturday.”
The picture above shows Alfie in action versus Dagenham (photograph by Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images).
The full interview with Alfie Potter featured on Dons Player yesterday.