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Neil gives positive update for Plymouth with no fresh injury concerns

Assistant Manager's interview for iFollow ahead of Plymouth

12 February 2018

Neil Cox reported that AFC Wimbledon will have almost a fully fit squad to choose from for Plymouth tomorrow and he believes the players head there in good spirits after a positive meeting this morning.

Only Kwesi Appiah (hamstring) and Will Nightingale (knee) are currently out injured, ahead of the League One match in South Devon.

Speaking during an interview from the training ground for iFollow, Neil said: "Only those two are out. We know Kwesi will be disappointed and it will be a couple of weeks before Will starts training, he is jogging again. Will is on the back-burner at the moment, which is a shame because we could do with him. Nobody else is injured and they are raring to go."

Neil revealed that a Monday morning meeting with the players had resulted in good feedback, as the Dons prepare for another important match.

"After the game on Saturday there was a fantastic response, but there have also been telephone calls that the staff have received from the players, just to talk about one or two things that they wanted to get off their chests. We've had a meeting this morning and there's not a problem between staff and players. It's really good and bubbly because they know that they have to focus on their jobs. Their job is to get focused on producing a good performance.

"At the end of the day, we are going to win games with the team performance, that is the staff and players all in it together. We can only focus on one game and our next important game is on Tuesday night. Whoever plays on the night will be there to do a job for us, and they are all ready to go. It's good in this league because the next challenge is on Tuesday night. The manager was this morning organising what we need to be doing and he's had a look at what we are going to be up against. All the boys are focused on getting three points.

"This is not just about the players and staff, it's about the whole football club being together. We all want to get to a point where we can push on, we all want to do better. Our players and staff want to do that. We had meetings this morning; there was a lot of emotion, but a lot of sense was spoken. We are all focused on one job and we know what that job is."

The full interview with Neil is available to watch via the link to our iFollow channel above and a more comprehensive preview of the game will be on the official website tomorrow.


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