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Andy not surprised by run

26 January 2016

Winger believes there's plenty of talent in squad

Andy Barcham said that AFC Wimbledon’s six-match unbeaten run is no surprise to him and he feels the squad has enough ability to keep it going.

Barcham has become a firm favourite with Dons fans since joining last summer with his all-action displays down the flank offering a good attacking option and he believes the squad has taken time to gel.

“We always knew we had this about us with the squad we’ve got,” said Barcham. “It was just a case of tweaking it a bit because we are a relatively new squad. We had quite a few new players and it was always going to take a few tweaks to find out our best shape and system for us to click. I think we have got that going now.

“We are playing really well at the moment and the idea is to try and keep this momentum going. We are feeling confident in our play and in ourselves and we are trying to take that into every game. It was always going to be a tough match against Notts County, but we executed the game plan well. We tried to stay nice and tight. We knew it was a big pitch and we tried to stay solid as a unit and then hit them on the counter-attack with our pace and power up top.

“I was happy to get on the scoresheet, but the main thing was the performance from the team. Everyone was buzzing after the game because it was a good team display. I was disappointed not to add to my tally because I should have had two more, but luckily it did not come back to haunt us.”

Barcham added that the versatility of Jon Meades has impressed him in recent weeks and he believes the options in Neal Ardley’s squad has come to the fore.

“It was disappointing for Dannie (Bulman) to get injured because he has been excellent, but Jon Meades has done a fantastic job in there,” Barcham said. “He has been brilliant playing left-back, but he can also go into midfield and he is very confident on the ball. Callum Kennedy has also been fantastic wherever he has been asked to play. We always know we will be comfortable whoever we put in there.

“It is a hard decision for the manager to make up top, but whoever he picks is going to be ready and firing. Tom’s goal (against County) was unbelievable. It was a great strike, but the build-up play that led to it was also amazing as well. I think it was definitely a goal of the season contender.”


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