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Jake: team has clicked

3 November 2015

Midfielder can't wait for next game in FA Cup

Jake Reeves believes three successive wins is a sign that AFC Wimbledon have adapted to playing a high-tempo style of football.

The 22-year-old’s central midfield partnership with Dannie Bulman has been instrumental during an impressive sequence of results and he believes there is more to come.

“When you bring in new players and have a new style of play it takes time,” Reeves told Dons Player. “We are trying to play quick football; get it out to the wing, get crosses in and have good link-up play with the front men. Now we have had time for it to gel after practice at the training ground. I think it is paying off now. We try to play the same way and stick together. It is starting to click a bit more.

“After the Morecambe upset we had a game on the Tuesday and not too long to be downhearted. Now we are winning we want to keep going and you want the games to keep coming thick and fast.”

Reeves added that Lyle Taylor’s striking ability has added a new dimension to Wimbledon’s attack, but he reckons that Bayo Akinfenwa was very unlucky not to join him on the score sheet against Hartlepool after having a goal ruled out.

“Maybe Lyle getting sent off earlier this season was a blessing in disguise,” Reeves said. “It gave him time to look back and think what he could do for us with his own ability. He is a natural finisher and if we can keep him fit and scoring goals we will be up there.

“In a way it is good that we know Bayo’s strengths in that he is big and bold, but referees look at him and think that he is too strong. His goal got disallowed, but I don’t think there was anything in it.”

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