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No let-up from Chris

20 December 2016

Experienced defender got off the mark against his old club

Chris Robertson struck his first AFC Wimbledon goal on Saturday, but he was more preoccupied with helping the team to a clean sheet and keeping Neal Ardley’s men in the top-10 this season.

The experienced defender is pleased to be getting a run of games under his belt after a slow start to life at Wimbledon, but he’s eager to keep it going.

“When you write things down and you think where you want to be at this time of year, we are not too far off where we wanted to be, especially with the club getting promoted last season,” said Chris. “We are looking quite positive at the moment, but we have to keep it going. We are nearly halfway through the season and we just have to keep working hard for each other so that we can keep moving forward.

“It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet and to get one against your old club is a nice touch, but the main thing was the win, three points, and a clean sheet. All the way through the game I was talking with ‘Robbo’ and we were saying, ‘clean sheet, clean sheet, clean sheet’. We made sure we did all we could to keep it at nil. We were delighted with that. Sean Kelly had not played many games due to injury, but he came in and did a great job. I am sure he is happy with the clean sheet as well.

“It had been a tough week because we were all hurting after a defeat. We just wanted to show a reaction and I think we did that. In the second-half we got the early goal and it was full steam ahead from there really.”

Wimbledon’s strike-force made sure of that with all four making big contributions to the team and Chris knows they will be a potent weapon for the rest of this season.

“We have a great mix of strikers here,” he added. “That is what they are providing at the moment, they are being relentless. If they keep working hard and running as hard as they are for each other, we cannot go wrong from here. It was not going in for us in the first-half on Saturday, but we kept going and got our rewards.”

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