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Dean given all-clear

14 July 2016

Midfielder ready to be pitched back in at Margate

Neil Cox today confirmed that midfielder Dean Parrett will be available for Saturday’s trip to Margate after suffering a nasty facial injury on Tuesday night.

In his first match action since joining the Dons, Dean was withdrawn with 20 minutes to go at Dover Athletic, but he has recovered well to put himself in contention for more game-time on Saturday.

“Dean has got a big scar on his face, but he is fine,” said Neil. “He did not need to have stitches, they glued it, and he has completed a bit of extra fitness work today. Dean should be available to play on Saturday.”

Though the game at Margate will come too soon for young striker George Oakley, he may instead make a comeback for the development squad at Raynes Park Vale on Tuesday night.

Having had his 2015/16 season ruined after suffering a broken leg, the 20-year-old striker is making good progress according to AFC Wimbledon’s assistant manager.

Neil added: “George has spent his summer at the training ground! He is getting fitter and stronger, but I don’t think he will be included on Saturday. We will probably leave him for the Under-21s next week. He was out for five months so we need to be careful. George is going to be nursed back, but I must admit he has done a lot of hard work. He is looking strong so he will be back in the firing line in the next few weeks.”

  and new goalkeeper Ryan Clarke also talks extensively to our premium channel.Dons PlayerThe full five-minute interview with Neil Cox ahead of Saturday’s pre-season match at Margate is now on  

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