Captain eager to get game-time ahead of new season
Neal Ardley said that Barry Fuller will play through the pain barrier against Premier League Crystal Palace tomorrow night as he seeks to get more minutes under his belt.
The Wimbledon captain missed out against Reading due to a bruised foot, but he took a full part in training today.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Neal said: “Barry is going to be sore for a little while now. He kicked the bottom of Tom Elliott’s foot in training last week. He got sent for an X-ray and had badly bruised it. Typically, it’s been hard to keep Barry off the training field, even though he is sore. He will have to play with pain relief tomorrow.
“Knowing Barry he will drive to get through the game. If he has to come off we know it will be a last resort. Barry wants to get the minutes under his belt and fingers-crossed he will be out for the full 90.
Though towering striker Tom Elliott featured as a substitute against Reading on Saturday, he is unlikely to play against Alan Pardew’s men tomorrow.
“Tom was down to start, but his hip and back are a little out of sync,” added Neal. “He is struggling to move and he is not very mobile at the minute. We think we will try and give Tom an extra couple of days and give him a large part of one of the games at the weekend.”
Prices for tomorrow’s match against Palace (7.00 pm kick-off) are as follows:
Seats – Adults £20, Concessions £15, Under-18s £8.
Terraces – Adults £15, Concessions £10, Under-18s £4.
All seats will be unreserved. The RyGas terrace will not be open unless there is a demand for it having sold out in other areas.
Visiting fans will be accommodated in the John Green Stand.
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