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Update on Barry Fuller’s fitness with Bury up next

Assistant Manager interviewed before Tuesday night's game

5 February 2018

Captain Barry Fuller is doubtful for the away match at Bury tomorrow night after missing the defeat against Rotherham on Saturday due to a calf injury.

Speaking during an update for our iFollow channel, Neil Cox said: "Barry is still sore and we will probably have to look at him and see what goes on. It is probably 50-50 for Barry to be involved. Robbo came in and did a good job (at Rotherham) and that's why you need the squad. We did a little bit of work this morning with the boys who did not play on Saturday and those who did play had a recovery day.

"Everyone is fit and raring to go. You need the full squad and we have 22 really fit players. The Under-23s are doing really well and everyone is pushing each other. We are trying to get Will Nightingale fit now and hopefully he will not be out for long. Then we will have a full squad raring to go for the push towards the end of the season. Everyone wants to be on that team-sheet from 1-11, so that they start the game."

Despite Bury currently propping up the rest in League One, Neil warned that Wimbledon's players must be switched on right from the first whistle.

"It's going to be a difficult game," added Neil. "We are off to Bury on a long trip up north, but the boys are in good spirits. It's another game in which we have to try and get three points in, that's the main thing. We have to be positive. We have to go up there and have a right go at our opponents, like we did at Rotherham. In the first 20 minutes we did not perform, but after that I thought we did really well and we could have got something out of the game. Our positive mental state is that we are going up there to try and get three points.

"We are fit, strong and organised, but we have to get back that winning mentality again. We have had that and the boys have dug in for each other. We did that on Saturday after the first 20 minutes, we worked hard and tried to create chances. We have got to do that from the first minute at Bury on Tuesday. It does not matter where we or Bury are in the league, there are three points that count, and we have to try to get them."

The full update from Neil can be viewed via the link above to our iFollow channel, along with an interview with Tom Soares, who is poised for his first match against Bury since leaving last January.


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