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Jon seeks more York joy

23 October 2015

Interview with left-back on Dons Player

Jon Meades has good memories of previous trips to York City, but he has warned that there can be no room for complacency tomorrow after recent results in League 2.

The left-back (pictured above) has featured in 14 out of Wimbledon’s 16 games in all competitions this season since re-signing for the club in the summer.

His first spell on loan at Wimbledon in 2012/13 included a memorable win at York, but he knows that the Dons must repeat the battling qualities that earned a dramatic win at Accrington to come out on top.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Meades said: “I played my second game for Wimbledon at York. It was a good performance from the team and we won 3-0. Jake Reeves and George Francomb played in it too as they were on loan here. I also went there with Oxford and won so I have had some good times at York. Hopefully, that will continue on Saturday.

“If you look at the results on Tuesday night, including Newport winning at Wycombe, the players know that if you don’t turn up anywhere and give 100 per cent, you will have a tough day. But if we continue the way that we have been playing we can pick up three points.

“Tuesday at Accrington was probably the craziest game of football I have been involved in as a professional. It was not a great start to be 2-0 down after 10 minutes, but we showed great character to come back and get the win. We were very open in the first 10 minutes and we got punished for it. Again, set pieces let us down and we really need to do better.

“Overall, we played some really good stuff and in the second-half we were very solid. We need to take that into the York game. We have had some really good performances lately, but we have not managed to string together two successive wins. That is what we really want as a team.”

Meades has been happy with his own form this season, but he knows that he must maintain it with Callum Kennedy offering another strong option at left-back.

I am looking forward to Saturday and putting in another good performance. “I think I am doing well, but there is still more to come,” added Meades. I have had a run of about 10 games now in the team and I am feeling fit. I’m feeling more confident that I have ever been.

“Callum is a great player; I have seen that in the games he’s played and in training. It helps keep me on my toes because if I don’t play well in every game Callum will be knocking on the door wanting to play.

“I think it’s good for everyone that we have competition for places. We have a really strong bench, especially with the strikers. Christian Toonga has also been doing well in training and if Jake and Dannie Bulman don’t play well then he will be waiting to come in.”

The full interview with Jon Meades, along with interviews with Neil Cox and Ade Azeez, are all on Dons Player.


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