Quartet have settled in well so far
Neal Ardley says that AFC Wimbledon’s new signings are offering positive signs for the future with striker Tom Elliott already showing what he is all about.
Towering striker Elliott (pictured left above), Karleigh Osborne (right), Andy Barcham and Jon Meades could all play a part at home to Watford on Saturday.
Speaking to Dons Player ahead of that game against the Premier League new boys, Neal said that a potential forward partnership between Elliott and Bayo Akinfenwa was already showing signs of clicking.
“After we signed Tom I said that for most of his career he had been used as a target man, but he is better playing with a target man,” Neal said. “He has power, but he is also very quick. We have worked hard in training on those habits of showing for a ball as a target man and looking to penetrate teams. I have put Tom and Bayo together a few times in training. After they did something good today Callum Kennedy said ‘I would hate to mark those two’. That is what we are trying to achieve.
“When you sign players who have been around they know their jobs and they fit in very quickly. They know a few of the boys already and they have been great around the place. We are trying to create that buzz around the place and that feeling that we can achieve something. It is early days, but I am really pleased.”
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The full interview with Neal Ardley is now on Dons Player.