Neal Ardley has left no stone unturned in preparation for Saturday’s game, as he seeks to revive Wimbledon’s fortunes.
The Dons go in search of a second home League victory tomorrow against a Shrewsbury Town side also desperate for points at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Having given a passionate speech to our fan base, Neal is aiming to end a run of six defeats as the Dons look to pull away from the relegation zone. Shrews boss John Askey is also very keen to pull away from the wrong end of the table, having only taken over the position in June.
Although Shrewsbury recorded an impressive 3-1 victory over Barnsley in their last home game, Askey is aiming for their first away win at the ninth attempt.
Neal Ardley –
“We’ve been in long hours. On Monday we went down one route. The players were in until 5 pm, leaving to go home in the dark. We had a long session on Tuesday and on Thursday we trained at the ground for a change of scenery and to mix things up.
“We’ve done everything we can in terms of working on Saturday’s game and working on what we need to be about. All you can do as a manager and as a coaching staff is leave no stone unturned in your performance. We want to score goals, we want to try and create chances and we’ve worked very hard on that this week, we have done for the last few weeks. We haven’t taken them, but we will continue to work on them. There’s no guarantees in football, but with a slice of luck and good fortune we can start something.”
John Askey –
“Going to Wimbledon, it’s important we start right. They haven’t won in the last six, so their confidence is going to be low. I’m sure being at home they are going to fight and scrap. It will be a difficult game on a tight pitch.
“We have got to make sure we are up for it and hopefully our ability will be enough to get us a win. We have to go out there with a positive mind, because the majority of teams we have played we have more than matched.”
Last time out
AFC Wimbledon 0, Luton Town 2
Oxford United 3, Shrewsbury Town 0
24 March, 2018
Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0
Wimbledon’s last victory over the Shrews came in May of 2012, when the Dons won 3-1 with two goals from Luke Moore and one from Byron Harrison.
(Last six games – most recent first, all competitions)
AFC Wimbledon – LLLLLL
Shrewsbury Town - LWLLWW
AFC Wimbledon – Joe Pigott (6)
Shrewsbury Town – Lee Angol and Greg Docherty (3 each)
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