By Chris Slavin
Andy Barcham said that Wimbledon can take encouragement from pushing Charlton all the way on Saturday and he believes there is enough talent in the squad to climb the table.
Speaking during a post-match interview for iFollow, Barcham said: "We are disappointed with the result because we felt at half-time that it was a winnable game. We had worked hard all week on how to stop them and how to break them down. The manager was encouraging us at half-time to be more adventurous because we had contained them so well. It was frustrating that they got a goal, which came out of nothing. They did not have a chance really. I felt we were matching them in every area.
"The manager is encouraging us to keep going. He said that if we perform like that and keep playing the way we did against a very good side, it will turn. We just need to stay positive and keep encouraging each other. I think we reacted well after they scored. We were not down and kept trying to get the goal. It was just not to be unfortunately."
When asked about improving the club's position, Barcham added: "I think we've got more than enough. Games like this show that we are very capable of performing to a high standard. Everything is there, we just need to put it all together. Whether it's the experienced players or the young boys, whoever has come in has done very well. We've just not got the results that we've perhaps deserved."
The forward also had high praise for Wimbledon's support with 1,357 Dons cheering on Neal Ardley's men at the Valley.
"The support was fantastic again, it's always unbelievable," added Barcham. "They get behind us even when we are behind. As always, we have fantastic support and we really appreciate it. Wherever we go – not just for the local games – they travel with us and it's very much appreciated."