Simon Bassey is hoping to have Kwesi Appiah in the squad for Tuesday night’s trip to Peterborough United.
The striker was forced off in the first-half against Southend United with a dead leg, but he’s made good progress since, according to our Interim Manager, who is relishing the task of preparing the Dons to face a side chasing promotion.
“With Kwesi, it’s not as bad as we first thought,” said Simon. “Stuart Douglas and the guys have worked hard with him over the weekend. He should hopefully be okay. Everyone is good, they’ve all been in and recovered well. They are in good spirits, as you can imagine today. We go to Peterborough now and hopefully we can continue in some decent form. I’ve always liked night games. We’ve got some great games coming up: first we play against fifth in the table on a Tuesday night, followed by live on the telly on Saturday, and then we play at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. These are some brilliant games for the boys to be involved in. Hopefully they are pushing each other to make my job harder to pick a team for how ever long that may be."
Simon added that James Hanson (knee) and Tyler Garratt (knee) have made good progress from injury, but Tuesday night’s match will come too soon for both of them.
Wimbledon go into the match buoyed by Saturday’s important League One victory against Southend United and Simon feels his squad can cause Peterborough problems.
“We’ve done quite well there in the last couple of seasons and I envisage us doing exactly the same this year. I went to see Peterborough on Friday night (at Coventry City) and it was a good game. I left on 85 minutes with the score at 0-0, but I got in the car and heard the cheers for 1-1! I had seen enough though in the 85 minutes I was there to form a plan and give us enough options to cause Peterborough a problem.”
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