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George says that support can lift Dons against Rotherham

Long-serving utility player interviewed ahead of tonight's match

17 October 2017

George Francomb believes AFC Wimbledon has enough talent in the squad to start climbing the table – and he is confident that the Dons can give Rotherham a tough test tonight.

Neal Ardley's men go into the match on the back of a morale-boosting victory at Northampton and George said: "Speaking on behalf of all the lads, we really enjoy the Tuesday night games. Slick pitch, under the lights, good atmosphere, and hopefully we can bring a high-tempo performance for our fans.

"We trained really hard before Saturday and we knew it was going to be a massive game. It was going to be a tense one and wasn't the greatest game, but we needed one of those games where we got the result we needed. Even if the performance wasn't there, we ground it out. It was a really nice feeling.

"I think every game is difficult. Northampton were down there when we played them at the weekend and that was as tough a game we've had all season – the same as Blackburn away – all the games are tough in different situations.

"You have to take every one as they come and build on that. I think we're due one of those games when a good performance turns into a 2-0 or 3-0 win."

Wimbledon supporters can take advantage of a special offer tonight, by printing off a voucher. Use the link below to print off a voucher that entitles you to £10 entry for the RyGas Stand (£1 for Under-18s).

Rotherham matchday voucher (PDF)

Having initially joined the Dons on loan in 2012, as a youngster under Terry Brown, George believes he is now part of Wimbledon's strongest squad during his time with the club.

"I genuinely think that this is the best we've had since I've been here, that the gaffer has put together. I know the league table might not say that, but performance wise and some of the games we've played in – I think we've dominated, albeit not got the result we wanted. I do genuinely think the way we're playing and the style of play, I think it is the best since I've been here I would say.

During his five year stay with the Dons, the right-sided midfielder has played in every position, except in goal! He has no problem with continuing to fill in currently in the left-back role.

"I don't mind it! I enjoy playing full-back, obviously I'm right footed so I prefer to play predominantly right-back if I was going to play full-back. Left-back I can enjoy just as much, sometimes it can be a bit awkward with angles and if you don't get the ball out from your feet it can become a bit tricky, but I just enjoy playing. Wherever the gaffer needs me to play, I'm happy to play."

The full interview with George Francomb and the pre-match thoughts of assistant manager Neil Cox, ahead of this evening's visit from Rotherham United, are available to iFollow Dons subscribers.

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