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Anthony brushes aside pain to boost survival bid

Interview with midfielder after his first Wimbledon league goal

27 December 2018

Anthony Wordsworth played through the pain barrier to spark AFC Wimbledon's vital League One victory against Plymouth Argyle.

Anthony struck his first league goal for the club in emphatic style with a superb volley, but he revealed that he didn't think he would be capable of it before the game.

"I had a sore groin before the match," Anthony told our iFollow channel. "Ideally, I would have liked it to fall to my right foot, but it sat up so nicely that I had to put my foot through it! I caught it clean and I was pleased to see it go in.

"It was a difficult start for me this season, I didn't play much, but I've had a run of games now so I'm feeling fitter and stronger. I have a different type of role now, playing in a 4-4-2. I've got a lot of defensive duties to do. I'm not known for scrapping and getting second balls in there, but Glyn just said, 'keep going, one will fall for you'. I was pleased that it did today."

The midfielder was quick to target a third successive victory, as the squad prepare to face Blackpool on Saturday, a match that offers the possibility of climbing out of the League One relegation zone.

"It's six points from two games now, but we want nine, so that we can start climbing the table," added Anthony. "I think it was a good performance (against Plymouth), but we were just holding on a bit at the end and I think we could have defended a little bit better. As a whole, I think there was enough for us to take from the game.

"We need to go into Saturday's match and be full of it, just get into the opposition and go from there. It will be nice if the fans turn up again and play their part because it's a massive help when they get behind us."

Click on the link above to watch the full interview with Anthony on our iFollow channel.


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