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Francomb answers the call

14 November 2016

Interview with versatile Dons player after Oldham

George Francomb said he had no qualms about stepping forward to do a job for the team at left-back after helping Wimbledon to secure a clean sheet at Oldham.

An injury to Jon Meades meant that Neal Ardley trusted Francomb to play out of position and the manager praised his contribution afterwards.

Speaking during a post-match interview, which can be viewed via the link above, Francomb said: “Jon woke up and his ankle was not quite right so the gaffer asked me to fill in at left-back. I’m happy to fill in for the team and try to do my best. I think up front and centre-halve are the only positions I haven’t played! I don’t mind as it’s just about doing a job for the team. I’m just glad that we managed to keep a clean sheet.

“It was a bit unfortunate that we could not get three points, but all the lads worked really hard and we are happy with a point. They are a good team. Considering where they are in the league, I think they were better than that on the day.”

Francomb also saluted a brilliant save from James Shea near the end with his fingertip stop denying Oldham right at the death.

“It was an unbelievable save - I was right next to it as well,” added Francomb. “He has tipped it out and then their other fella has headed it against the bar and down onto the line. It was definitely not over the line, but obviously they are going to appeal for it.”

  channel.You TubeTo view a short clip of the superb stop from Shea, visit our official 


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