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Fuller: squad can push on

17 November 2015

Captain says that Dons have enough quality

Barry Fuller says there is plenty of belief among the AFC Wimbledon squad that they can challenge at the right end of League 2 after Sunday’s battling draw at Portsmouth.

Fuller (pictured) was Wimbledon’s man of the match at Pompey and after two years with the club he believes there is now enough quality to mount a push this season.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Fuller said: “We believe that we have got the best squad that AFC Wimbledon has ever had. We have a lot of belief in the camp that we can push towards the play-offs. I think we have shown when we have played the top teams this season that we can match them.

“A lot of teams are talking about us and saying how good we are at the moment. Even Portsmouth changed their shape against us and that is a massive complement. They are a good side and they are up near the top for a reason. In the last 15 minutes of the first half, in particular, we got the ball down and caused them a lot of problems.

“We worked hard all week in training to go there and try and get the right result. I felt if we had been on it that we could have got three points, but we got a point and a clean sheet and we are over the moon with that.”

A total of 794 Dons fans cheered on Neal Ardley’s men at Fratton Park, despite the game being televised, and Fuller was full of praise for their support.

“No matter where the game is, even if it’s at the other end of the country, our fans are brilliant,” added Fuller. “Home and away they show their support, but especially away from home and every single player appreciates it. You can hear them singing for 90 minutes and it gives you that bit of fire in your belly to go and do it for them too.”

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