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Dons in good shape for cup

8 August 2016

Update from Neil Cox ahead of Peterborough game

Neil Cox today reported that AFC Wimbledon have no fresh injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s EFL Cup tie at Peterborough United (7.45 pm kick-off).

The Dons will be aiming to really get their season up and running with a positive outcome after Saturday’s opening day 3-1 loss at Walsall.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Neil Cox said: “We will have an attacking side, but we do not really know what the team will be yet. Everyone is fit and that is the main thing. We did not pick up any injuries on Saturday and that’s what we had hoped for. There might be one of two changes, but we will have a look at it tomorrow.

“Today we just did a bit of extra work with the boys who did not play on Saturday and went through a few set pieces with the squad to get ourselves organised and ready for the game. It will be about us tomorrow night. We need to ensure we start the game well and make sure we get our set pieces right. I am sure we will be fine.

“We created a lot of chances on Saturday, but we did not take them and we got punished at the other end. The whole squad have taken note of that. When we get those opportunities at the higher level we have to take them. Overall, I thought we put a good performance in and if we carry on in that form we will be fine.”

Full-back Jon Meades, who missed Saturday’s match at Walsall due to an ankle injury, will not be fit for tomorrow night.

“Jon has been recovering after an injection and we will know more about where we go with him on Thursday,” said Neil.

Neil, who won the League Cup as a player with Aston Villa in 1994, would love to have a run in the competition with AFC Wimbledon.

“It’s a competition that comes early in the season and we want to win,” added Neil. “It is all about winning games to build confidence. Whether it is the FA Cup, League Cup or the league we want to win. All the squad and staff enjoyed playing against Crystal Palace in pre-season. We would love to repeat what we did two years ago in a cup competition when we got through a couple of rounds to take on Liverpool.”

   Neil Cox was talking during an interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player and this is now on our premium channel. An interview with Chris Whelpdale is now also on Dons Player.

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