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Dannie: extra work paid off

20 September 2015

Midfielder on late drama v County

Dannie Bulman said that hard work on the training pitch provided the edge for Wimbledon yesterday as Neal Ardley’s men stunned Notts County with two late goals.

The experienced midfielder was still driving his side forward right at the end and his vital equaliser was the catalyst for a dramatic turnaround.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Bulman said: “Last season there seemed to be a lot of Tuesday games, but now we have had time to do some real work on the training pitch. We have been doing work on switching play and a bit more leg work to keep us ticking over. The manager is all about keeping the players fresh, but you want to have the energy and the legs to keep going like we did today so that you can push for three points.

minute and it was not bad for a 36-year-old! I don’t know why I was in the box, but I was in there for a reason. I managed to lift the ball over the goalkeeper. It seemed to go in slow motion because everyone assumed I would miss, even the manager thought I would!”th“I was in the right place at the right time in the 85

The great picture above of Bulman striking the all-important equaliser was taken by Stuart Butcher on behalf of Pro Sports Images.

Bulman, who has earned promotions in the past with Oxford United and Crawley Town, believes that AFC Wimbledon’s squad has enough depth to mount a challenge this season.

“It is all about strength in depth, having options on the bench, and momentum,” added Bulman. “We have got it over the last five games so long may that continue. If you look at Wycombe Wanderers last season they struggled at the end because their squad was not big enough. Hopefully, around Christmas time we can freshen up the squad so that we can keep everyone in good shape as the manager wants.”

The full post-match reaction from Dannie Bulman is now on Dons Player, along with interviews with Bayo Akinfenwa and Neal Ardley. Over 10 minutes of match highlights will feature on our premium channel from 12 noon today. 

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