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Preview: top-12 target

16 April 2017

Manager on Easter Monday match versus Posh

AFC Wimbledon’s penultimate home game of the 2016/17 season is against Peterborough United tomorrow with a top-half League One finish still up for grabs.

Finishing in the top-12 would be a fine way to end a very encouraging first season after promotion for Neal Ardley’s men.

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It’s honours even between the two sides this season with Tom Elliott’s goal having earned a 1-0 League One win for the Dons in October at Peterborough. That came two months after a 3-2 win for Posh in the EFL Cup at the same venue.

Quotes

Neal Ardley:

“Whatever team we put out, we will have a right go at winning the game. There is nothing to lose now for both teams really and nothing to gain, other than the three points. There were a few tired ones out there (on Friday), mainly because we kept giving the ball back to them when we did win it. We want to get into that top-12 if we can. We will count the bodies, have a look at where we can freshen it up, and go for it.”

Grant McCann:

“I’ll possibly keep experimenting with next season in mind. We only have three games left so it’s the right time to do it. I was impressed with the way Lewis (Freestone) grew into the game (2-1 defeat at home to Fleetwood). He was excellent in the second-half. We were much better in the second half. We asked the lads to believe in themselves and get on the front foot. We scored a great goal and we had the chances for an equaliser.

“The games are coming thick and fast now so we will see how everybody is. It was a positive second-half from us and we have to take that into Monday.”

Team news

For Wimbledon, Tom Elliott (hamstring) and James Shea (illness) were due to be assessed ahead of the game after missing out on the draw at Swindon Town.

Grant McCann was impressed with the displays of young pair Andrea Borg and Lewis Freestone after handing them first-team debuts. Both staked their claim for another opportunity.

Centre-back Jack Baldwin missed out due to illness and he will be assessed, along with Leo Da Silva Lopes, who came off in the second-half due to stomach cramps.

Last time out

Swindon Town 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Peterborough 1-2 Fleetwood

Form guide (last six)

AFC Wimbledon DLLWLD

Peterborough United LLWWDD

Last meeting

Peterborough United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon (Tom Elliott)

Tickets

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