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Captain calls for fighting spirit with Doncaster up next

Barry Fuller interviewed after Fleetwood

21 August 2017

By Rob Cornell

Wimbledon captain Barry Fuller knows the side will have to draw upon that unique Dons spirit from within as they aim to get their first win against Doncaster on Saturday.

"We always work hard and never throw the towel in and we've come up against adversity a few times – such as this time last year - and we're a point better off than then," said Barry in an interview to our iFollow Dons channel.

"We know we've got to improve and start picking points up. There's no crisis yet after three games, and hopefully the fans can see that we are working hard to correct things, so that we can start getting points on the board.

"We've been working hard in training and I'm pretty sure we'll have to work doubly hard again this week and hopefully put things right for next Saturday and get the right result to give the fans something to cheer about."

Having returned in time for the start of the campaign, after recovering from a shoulder injury that ruled the skipper out of last season's run-in, Barry knows it's all about 'fine margins' at this stage.

"When you look at the table and the results we've had so far in the league, we're not actually too far away at the moment. We've just got to tweak a few things and hopefully put things right against Doncaster," said the right-back.

Although the Dons remain eager to put things right, they face another tough test of their credentials at home this weekend against a club that bounced back from League Two at the first attempt. Doncaster are yet to suffer defeat in the League or Carabao Cup so far this season.

"In football, as the manager always drums into us, you are judged in both boxes," added Barry. "They (Fleetwood) had two chances and scored. We've had five or six, but we didn't score, and it doesn't matter what level of football you play at - if you get punished, you lose games.

"In the second-half we took the game to them, created a lot of chances, and they scored two goals in the game which - when you look at them - are probably half chances, two great finishes, and I think they are the only shots they had all game.

"I think Lyle Taylor had a couple of opportunities in the second half and Cody McDonald has had a header off the bar. Even in the first-half from set-pieces we looked dangerous and we could have scored."

Terrace tickets are still available to watch the Dons take on Doncaster. Visit our online ticket shop to order in advance. 

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