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Francomb: stick with us

14 March 2016

It's not over yet says returning winger

George Francomb really appreciated the support from 295 travelling Dons at Morecambe - and he says the squad will be making every effort to reward their backing with a play-off charge.

Francomb marked his return after injury with a goal at the Globe Arena, but in the end it proved in vain as Wimbledon left it too late to salvage a point.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Francomb said: “Every away game this season our fans have turned up in their numbers and at the end we really appreciated them clapping us off. I think they could tell that we had given everything, but we just came up a little bit short. I’d say ‘just stick with us’ because it’s not over yet. There are 10 games left and we have plenty of time to rack up enough points.

“As the manager has said to us, we won seven games out of eight earlier this season, so we are definitely capable of doing it. We cannot get too hung up on this defeat and we need to try to get back on track against York. Hopefully, a win can spark another run.”

Francomb netted his third goal of 2015/16 and produced an encouraging display back in the side, but that was of no consolation to him on the day after a second successive defeat for Wimbledon.

“We wanted to cement our place in seventh, but it was not to be,” added Francomb. “We did not start too well, but then towards the end of the second half we had more penetration and more tempo. We had a few chances and the effort was there, but we conceded a couple of sloppy goals. It was always going to be a tough game. They knocked the ball around quite well and it was an open game. We were gutted in there afterwards, but the only thing we can do now is look ahead to York.

“I felt all right. I thought I had quite a good game. It has been a bit frustrating for me in the second-half of the season. We put that good run together after Christmas, but I suffered a dead leg that kept me out for a while and then I got another injury last weekend. It’s been a bit stop, start, for me, but hopefully I can be injury-free for the rest of this season.”

The full interview with George Francomb is on Dons Player, along with Neal Ardley’s post-match reaction and extended highlights from Morecambe.

Picture credit: Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images.


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