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Dannie: team comes first

12 August 2016

Midfielder talks about Bolton Wanderers challenge tomorrow

Dannie Bulman can’t wait to be pitched back into midfield battle for AFC Wimbledon, but he understands that being rested in midweek may be best for him and the team.

The experienced midfielder sat out the last-gasp defeat at Peterborough on Tuesday, but he’s likely to come back into contention for the visit of former Premier League outfit Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.

Speaking during an extensive video interview for Dons Player, Dannie said: “I am not going to lie as I don’t like it, but it seems to be good for me. I don’t like sitting on the bench and warming up every five minutes with Jason Moriarty, but it has to be done. It is about AFC Wimbledon and not Dannie Bulman. This club will always be close to my heart. I always had an eye on things here as it is a local club to me. It is an amazing story that has unfolded. I’m looking forward to watching the club grow and get back to where it should be.

“I thought that Dean Parrett and Jake Reeves were marvellous on Tuesday. They had a good energy about them and they were technically very good. Both of them are very good midfielders and the competition is great in there.

“I’m looking forward to another big game, they seem to be coming thick and fast now. The boys are buzzing to be playing Bolton. We know it’s going to be a bumper crowd at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. We usually perform well in the big games. The last one was Wembley so let’s hope it is another big result on Saturday.

Having been handed another contract by manager Neal Ardley in the summer, Bulman is showing no signs of letting up – and he revealed the secret of his all-action midfield displays at the age of 37.

Bulman said: “I don’t do anything! I rest a lot so that I am fresh and ready to go every day for training. I put everything into my football. I have been very fortunate with injuries and that seems to take a few years off.

“Physically and mentally we are going to go into every game thinking we can win it and see what happens. We’ve played two games so far and given a good account of ourselves in both. There are a lot of positives to take from them. It’s similar to the start of last season as we were creating a lot of good opportunities in games, but conceding sloppy goals. We just have to knuckle down and iron out the creases so to speak.”

  with Neal Ardley ahead of the game.  interview  update was on our website yesterday along with an  Team News

The full interview with Dannie Bulman is on Dons Player and Neal also talks extensively to our premium channel about facing.

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