PREVIEW: AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood Town
AFC Wimbledon go into tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One meeting with Fleetwood Town having never lost against the Cod Army.
The Dons have won five and drawn three of their previous meetings against Fleetwood, including victories in both legs of the Blue Square Bet Premier Play-Off semi-final in 2011. The Dons, of course, also beat Fleetwood on 27 April, 2013, to preserve their Football League status – a game manager Neal Ardley still regards as his greatest achievement while in charge.
This time though, Fleetwood arrive at the Cherry Red Records Stadium just behind seventh placed Wimbledon by one goal, on goal difference, in the table under their boss Uwe Rosler. The German took over the post at the end of July this year.
“There are four or five really strong teams in this league and they are all thereabouts at this moment. The rest are kind of fighting to be in the top-six, eight or 10. Fleetwood are a good team with a good manager. They have players with experience and know-how over the last few years. They have added real good quality players and ones I’ve liked in the past. They’ve had a good week so they will be coming down to London in good spirits.”
“It’s going to be a big one. Of course, if we win, we open up a little gap on them. We’ve got players who can play in different positions which is always good and we’ve got players who are ready to play. The gaffer has said it before that he can make changes and not worry about making changes.”
A clip of Dean Parrett’s interview is available by clicking on “Deano” , via our official club YouTube channel and Dons Player subscribers can access the full interview above.
Now, we sit nicely where we are (in the league) and have put a big gap between ourselves and Chesterfield and Shrewsbury and now we have to take it to the next level and the next level is to start getting points away from home.”
Dean Parrett is back in contention after completing a suspension, but right-back and captain Barry Fuller and left-back Jon Meades will be suspended. Defenders Sean Kelly and Darius Charles and flying winger Andy Barcham are ruled out.
1 March, 2014 – League Two:
Fleetwood Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.
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Fleetwood Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.
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