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No fresh injury concerns for Wimbledon

Trio set to remain sidelined for the visit of Luton Town

25 October 2018

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Wimbledon have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s League One match against Luton Town at the Cherry Red Records Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Defender Tyler Garratt (knee), midfielder Anthony Wordsworth (Achilles) and winger Andy Barcham (calf) remain sidelined though. They are unlikely to be involved for the visit of the Hatters.

“All the rest of the boys came through the Bristol Rovers game,” said First Team Coach Simon Bassey, speaking to our premium iFollow Dons subscription channel from the training ground. “There were some little knocks and bruises, but nothing to keep anyone out, so they are all good to go.

“Tyler, Anthony and Andy are still away from the group, so it will probably be next Saturday for them. We’re hoping for them to train on Monday and Tuesday.”

The squad have been getting back down to business, following the disappointing midweek defeat at Bristol Rovers, as they look to take much-needed points off of sixth placed Luton.

“The boys who played on Tuesday came out on the grass and we went through some things again,” said Simon. “All you can keep doing is go over the areas that you need to improve on. We went through them, we worked on our focus for that, came in and recovered. They’ll be back out tomorrow to really touch tactically on what we’re going to do on Saturday.

“We did ever such a lot right to get the first goal (at Bristol Rovers),” said Simon. “James Hanson had one come off the post, Kwesi Appiah had one on the line, there was a good save from Jake Jervis and a couple of other good situations we haven’t quite taken or had the ‘rub of the green’ on. Then from the first corner we faced we conceded.

“I thought the boys at the start were excellent and we created some good chances and just our inability at the moment cost us.”

Simon, like Wimbledon supporters, will be pleased to see a familiar face return to the club on Saturday, with former Dons keeper James Shea currently first choice in goal for the visitors.

“Sheasey went there and had a fight to get in the team,” said Simon. “He’s managed to do that - credit to him - it will be nice to see him, but hopefully he doesn’t leave our ground too happy on Saturday.”

The full interview with Coach Simon Bassey is available via the link above, to our iFollow Dons video platform.

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