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Roos: we had to dig in

6 March 2016

Goalkeeper pleased with another shut-out

Kelle Roos yesterday earned his second clean sheet since arriving at AFC Wimbledon and he believes the hard-fought draw against Accrington showed that Neal Ardley’s men can stay in play-off contention.

Speaking during a post-match interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player, Roos (pictured) said: “It was not a great game to watch and we had to dig in. We worked hard and they did not have many chances. We had a chance near the end when their keeper was sent off, but it was a little bit too late for us and we ran out of time. We have to be glad to get the point and a clean sheet.

“We’ve had tough games lately. Against Oxford we did not get what we deserved, but against Northampton we earned a draw and today we dragged a point out of it. It’s important that we are hard to beat against the top teams and if we can keep winning against the lower teams at the end of this season we will be fine.

“It’s a very positive squad. In the last few games we did not get a win, but there is a very positive atmosphere so I think that says a lot about the confidence everyone has got here.”

A second shut-out in six games for Roos did come in controversial circumstances when referee Trevor Kettle blew the half-time whistle just before Billy Kee’s shot found the back of the net.

Obviously close to the incident, Roos thought initially that the referee had blown for a free-kick.

“The referee whistled so we all stopped,” said the on-loan Derby County goalkeeper. “The striker puts it in the net so he did well, but it’s a weird moment for the referee. I thought he had whistled for a free-kick at first.”

The interview with Kelle Roos is on Dons Player, along with Neal Ardley’s full post-match reaction. From 12 noon there will be extended highlights on our premium channel.

Picture credit: Stuart Butcher, Pro Sports Images.

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