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Jon: we needed to chip in

4 January 2016

Left-back says high standards must be maintained

AFC Wimbledon’s defenders finally chipped in with goals on Saturday – and Jon Meades said it must become a habit to ensure a successful 2016 for the Dons.

appearance since re-signing for AFC Wimbledon.thMeades (pictured) struck his first goal since April 2013 – a vital equaliser at Gillingham during the club’s “Great Escape” – and it came in his 26

Though Paul Robinson also struck in the 4-1 win at Cambridge United on Saturday, the only Wimbledon defender to score prior to that match was Callum Kennedy.

successive start and I just want to continue my form. Hopefully, I can pop up with a few more assists and goals because I want to take my game to the next level.thSpeaking during a Dons Player interview with Rob Cornell, Meades said: “We had spoken about us as a back-four being pretty solid recently, but we needed to add something going forward. I think we did that on Saturday. Barry Fuller also got an assist so it’s looking really good now. I am really happy here. It was my 24

“It was nice for us to score from a set-piece because we have been working on those a lot. I think we were always a threat by playing into Bayo. We played off him and worked the goals that way. We cannot rest on our laurels though and we need to maintain these high standards. If we can do that we will have a successful season.”

The last time AFC Wimbledon had a two-week break it resulted in a bad result against Stevenage – and Meades says there will be determination in the camp to ensure that does not happen again.

“After the Stevenage game we had a big talk amongst players and staff because we knew we needed to do better,” added Meades. “I think we have done that and it’s been pleasing. It is a shame we have a break now, but we will train hard for two weeks and try and take it into the Mansfield game. We knew it was going to be tough against Cambridge as they had won five out of six games coming into it, but we dug in and showed what we were capable of. We need to continue that throughout 2016.”

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