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Tom up for play-off battle

5 April 2016

Striker determined to give his all for Dons fans

Tom Elliott says that the players will ‘fight’ until the end in their play-off chase after a team performance he rated as one of their best this season.

Despite an impressive win at Adams Park, Elliott knows that more of the same will be required against a Plymouth side that beat the Dons twice earlier this season.

Whatever happens during the run-in, the 25-year-old is determined to give his all for the Wimbledon supporters after their excellent backing at Wycombe on Saturday.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Elliott said: “It was probably one of the best performances of the season. We knew what Wycombe were all about and they are a strong team. We had to stand up for a battle to try and catch up some points on them and we did that. We knew it was a massive game and that’s why we wanted to put in a performance like that. All the boys wanted to produce a performance for the fans. They have supported us all season and the manager has also stuck by us.

 “I loved the fans from the start (at Wycombe), even in the warm-up they were amazing. I just want to thank them for coming. I’d say ‘keep coming, keep watching us and we will work as hard as we can’. Hopefully, we can keep putting smiles on their faces. We cannot do it without them and we need them when we are out on the pitch.

“We are chasing the play-off places. Plymouth is going to be hard because they have beaten us at home. The manager and his coaching staff are the brains of it and they will have a game-plan. As players we are going to do the best we can. We are going to work as hard as we can on the training pitch this week and on Saturday. We are going to fight and do all we can to get the three points.”

Elliott was instrumental in the win at Wycombe, the towering forward’s dominant forward display causing problems all day and he enjoyed playing as part of a three-man strikeforce.

“I thought I had a good game and I had to work hard for the team,” he added. “They got a goal, but everyone stuck together, and we had a game-plan. Obviously, you all want to play through the middle, but we all worked hard for the team. When we did not have the ball, we got back into position no matter where we were. I was probably the one down the middle and flicking it on for Lyle and Rhys. They did really well and gambled by getting on the end of them. Even when Ade came on we all stuck to the game-plan and everyone was quality.”

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