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Cody determined to maintain resurgence after his first Dons double

Wimbledon's number 10 interviewed after impressive win at Bradford

29 January 2018

By Rob Cornell

Cody McDonald is delighted to be playing his part in a resurgent AFC Wimbledon side, but he said that the players will not be resting on their laurels.

The experienced striker netted twice in Saturday's 4-0 victory at high-flying Bradford City, as Wimbledon remained unbeaten in the league for 2018, but he knows the hard work doesn't end there.

"There's a great buzz around the changing room at the minute," said Cody, during an interview for our iFollow channel. "We'll enjoy this win, but we'll be back on the training ground working hard and looking forward to Rotherham next.

"A performance like that has been coming, but we can't rest on that now. We've got to keep working hard, as we have been. We do work hard in training. We definitely can't get ahead of ourselves. We've set ourselves little targets that we want to hit and we're well ahead of it, but we can't stop there, and we'll keep working hard for each other."

Click on the link below to listen to Cody, who was selected in the EFL's Team of the Week for his display, taking us through each of Wimbledon's four goals on Saturday.

 

Wimbledon's team ethic came to the fore in Saturday's impressive victory at the Northern Commercials Stadium, and Cody was quick to praise those who helped him score his first Wimbledon double since arriving at the club last summer.

"Deji (Oshilaja) cleared it down the line for my first goal," added Cody. "I knew that if I could get the right side of the defender and win the ball, I'd have every chance of being clean through on goal. I had a little bit more to do after that, and maybe the keeper should have done better looking back on it, but they all count!

"Joe (Pigott) is doing great. He came on last week, scored, put himself about, and won us some really important free-kicks at the right times. He's done that again and got an assist. I'm sure he's doing everything that the manager has asked of him and he's hot on the heels of me and Lyle. That's what we need as a squad and as a team."

Cody also highlighted the importance of the first two goals for Wimbledon, scored by Jimmy Abdou and Andy Barcham, as the midfield laid the foundations for victory in West Yorkshire.

"If you get bodies in the box, you've got a great chance of scoring and Jimmy has done that. It was a great goal, to be fair. Lyle Taylor didn't give up and that just sort of summed up our afternoon really with our work-rate and never-say-die attitude. Jimmy tucked it away lovely and that is what we want from our midfielders as well.

"It was a brilliant goal from Andy Barcham too. He's been a bit of an unsung hero lately, playing left-wing back. Obviously, he wants to get nice and high, but he's got to put a shift in away as well and he thoroughly deserved that goal. It was a great finish from a really tight angle."


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