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Kwesi keeps faith that he will hit the goal trail

Forward so close to getting off the mark for new season

13 August 2018

Kwesi Appiah said he's confident the goals will come for him in 2018/19 – and the striker would love that to start with a bang in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Kwesi turned 27 years of age yesterday and he came so close to being able to celebrate the occasion with his first Wimbledon goal of the new campaign, but his glancing header against Coventry bounced off a post. Next up, it's Portsmouth at Fratton Park in a competition that has not been kind to AFC Wimbledon in the past. 

Speaking during an interview for iFollow, Kwesi said: "I believe in my ability to score goals. I've hit the post and had a good few chances, but it will come and I'm not worried about that. We will keep digging in and putting in good performances. I think we deserved more (against Coventry). We were a bit unlucky, some of our chances did not quite fall the way we needed them to. It was a point, a clean sheet, so we can build on that, and move forward. I've been informed that we've not done too well in the first round of the Carabao Cup, so hopefully we can put that right on Tuesday and get a victory."

Kwesi added that his partnership with Joe Pigott is working well and he believes that young full-backs Ben Purrington and Tennai Watson are helping to provide good service to the attack.

"They get forward and put balls into the box, joining in with the wingers," said Kwesi. "Ben and Tennai are young attacking full-backs and it's nice to have them as part of the team. I have a good relationship with Joe Pigott. We live near each other, so we travel in together. I think we have a bit of chemistry on the pitch and I enjoy playing with him. You could also see that James (Hanson) is a handful. The referee could have given us a bit more help, but James was good when he came on and he was fighting with the defenders."

The full interview with Kwesi is on our iFollow channel, along with extended highlights from the match against Coventry.

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