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Alfie on the way back

2 February 2015

Winger could be in contention for Newport game

Neal Ardley said that he expects to have Alfie Potter and Sammy Moore back in full training this week after the pair missed Wimbledon’s draw at Morecambe on Saturday.

Potter (pictured above) was one of five January transfer window signings made by Neal Ardley, but he has so far only featured as a substitute in the defeat against Carlisle after being sidelined with a groin injury.

Sammy Moore (toe) also missed out on the trip to Morecambe after suffering an injury in training on Thursday.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Neal Ardley said: “I did not bring Alfie on last Saturday (against Accrington Stanley) because his groin was tight. He tried to train on Thursday, but it was not quite right and that’s why he missed the game. We will get him right for this busy schedule coming up.

“Sammy had his toe trodden on during training on Thursday and it was sore. That did not give him enough time to be okay for Morecambe. These two players will hopefully be back this week and will strengthen the squad.”

Neal Ardley was pleased to start a hectic schedule of fixtures with a battling draw at Morecambe, but he added that it will count for nothing if his side fail to build on it at home to Newport on Saturday.

“It can always go the other way and I know that more than anybody,” Neal added. “Momentum is built by coming to these places and making sure you stand firm and take something from it. This started a run of nine games in 35 days. The boys will need to all put in a shift and look after each other on the pitch. This is a decent start to these nine games, but it will mean nothing if we do not put in a performance next week.”

Match highlights, Neal’s full-post match reaction and an interview with Jake Reeves all featured on Dons Player.


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