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Roos: no extra pressure

27 March 2016

Goalkeeper looks ahead to Portsmouth game tomorrow

Kelle Roos believes that beating Portsmouth could reignite Wimbledon’s play-off ambitions, but he says there’s no added pressure after defeat to Hartlepool.

Defeat on Friday left the Dons needing to make up ground on their play-off rivals with eight games to go.

However, Roos told Dons Player that he has seen enough ability in the squad during his loan spell to believe that Neal Ardley’s men can finish the season strongly.

“We are not going to change anything in our preparation,” said the Dutchman. “Obviously, it is a bigger game for the crowd. They are going to bring a lot of fans, but for us it is not going to change anything. We are going to do what we do and try and get the three points. We are not going to get more points because it is on Sky.

“We do not have to put more pressure on it. We have to do our jobs for 90 minutes, turn them around, move the ball, and do what we do best. I think if we do that we will get a positive result. It is not about proving ourselves. We know what we can do, but we have to show the league what we are capable of by getting a big result on Monday. Then we can kick on from there.

"We are a good team if we do what we do best. We can go on a run and win five games. It is not going to be easy, but we have to graft it out. I think with this team we are capable of winning every game. From week to week we have to just go out there and get three points.”

The on-loan Derby goalkeeper was disappointed by the manner of Friday’s defeat at Victoria Park, but he is confident that a great home atmosphere will really lift the players tomorrow.

It is not good for our way of playing. They did not have to do anything and we could not break them down. At the end of the day I did not have many saves to make, but we have to do our jobs for 90 minutes and not give any chances away. Too easily we are going 1-0 down. “They got the goal from a set piece and too often we’ve gone 1-0 down and been chasing the game,” Roos added.

“The crowd home and away has been amazing since I joined. They have been incredible and the club means a lot to the fans, I think the fans are going to be up for it on Monday as much as we are. The players and management have looked after me since I joined. I am enjoying it, but I would like to get more wins now.”

The full interview with Kelle Roos is now on Dons Player.

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