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Hanson aims to be the catalyst for Wimbledon

Striker keen to maintain fitness and hit the goal trail

15 October 2018

Giant forward James Hanson is hoping his first goal for Wimbledon is the catalyst for a change in fortunes.

“It’s been a frustrating stop-start situation,” admitted the summer signing from Sheffield United. “I got back fit for the Gillingham game and hit the underside of the bar, which was unlucky. Now though I’ve just got to take the positives. Hopefully getting the goal against Portsmouth will kick start my season and keeping fit is the main thing for me.

“I just concentrated on getting my head over the ball and whipping it as much as I could and thankfully it went in the top corner. That’s obviously a weight off my shoulders going forward and the main thing for me is keeping fit, staying on the pitch and contributing in any way I can.”

You can see the full interview with James Hanson on our iFollow Dons video platform.

James wants Wimbledon to reproduce the second-half performance shown against the League One leaders, when the Dons head to Blackpool this Saturday.

The tall target man said: “We’ve got to take the spirit out of the second-half performance and the togetherness that we showed when we go to Blackpool, which will be a tough game.

“I think we’ve got to build on that. We’ve got to look at why we played the way we did in the first half against Portsmouth and then go forward this week. I think regardless of the situation now, we’ve got to show that fighting spirit that we did in the second-half.”

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