Team news ahead of Tuesday night away match
Young defender Seth Owens has been rewarded for his progress since joining the Dons with a call-up for tomorrow night’s game at Bury.
The 18-year-old, who can play at left-back or centre-back, only signed for AFC Wimbledon in August, but his performances for Alan Reeves’ development squad have caught the eye of first-team management.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Neil Cox said: “Seth will come into the squad for Bury. He has been doing really well for Alan Reeves and he will travel with us for the first time. Seth is a young lad making his way as a professional and he has been rewarded for his performances with a place in the squad.”
Owens spent five years with Brentford, before leaving the Bees in January, and then being snapped up by the Dons.
George Francomb is close to making a first-team return after a tough last month that has included suffering a facial injury at Charlton and a hamstring strain when he was on the way back.
“George trained this morning and he will train again tomorrow,” added Neil. “He will have a hard training session with Alan Reeves tomorrow and we will see how he gets on. Hopefully, he will come back into the first-team equation on Thursday.”
Neil said it’s difficult to know what to expect from tomorrow night’s opponents Bury, but he’s pleased with the morale of Wimbledon’s squad going into this game.
“Bury started the season really well, but they have had a bit of a dip in form,” Neal added. “We just have to concentrate on us first mainly. It will be difficult to know how they are going to play because looking at the size of their squad they can chop and change a lot. They also had two sent off on Saturday. They have a lot of good players and it will not be easy going up there.
“The team spirit of our boys has been fantastic, the new players have taken it in. It’s not just come from us. It has come from the players who have been here a while and that’s what you want. They’ve told the new players, ‘this is what we expect’. They are all working hard for each other. The boys not in the team have been working hard after games and in training. They want to get into the team, but they want to be fit when they do get selected. It is all good.”
, along with the thoughts of Darius Charles ahead of Bury.Dons PlayerThe full interview with Neil Cox is now on