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Liam urges team-mates to build on victory

Vice-captain pleased with performance levels and "Five-goal Pigs!"

10 September 2018

Vice-captain Liam Trotter believes there’s more to come from the squad, as he hailed Wimbledon’s match-winning striker at the weekend.

Liam made a five-digit gesture to our camera and pointed to Joe Pigott following the Wimbledon forward’s goal at Gillingham, which gave the Dons their second win of the season.

“It was very important, coming off the back of three losses,” said Liam in an interview with our iFollow Dons channel. “We knew that we needed to come here and put in a performance and ultimately come away with some points and we’re happy that we came away with all three.

“The performance was good and that’s what we’ll build upon. We’ll take everything we can out of this game. The three points were very important. Our performances this season, barring last week against Burton, have been very good. It’s only our second win, but we deserved a lot more. We could probably do with the referee’s giving us a penalty or two, when we should have had them and this was the fourth one in a row we should have had, but we’ve got to keep on as we have been.

“I’m confident if we keep playing the way we have been playing, barring last week, we’ll have a good season and we’ll do well.

“The whole game was tough. They had a game plan and they put it over the top and chased it and look for the goal. They keep coming at you and it makes it difficult. I think we stood up well to it and we were the better team. We created the better chances and we took more control of the game for large periods of it. It’s a difficult place to come, but I think we can be pleased with our performance.”

A clip of Liam's interview with Joe Pigott is available below, via a link to our official YouTube channel.

As well as praising the efforts put in by Joe up front and in helping Wimbledon keep a clean sheet, Liam also commended his superior – Captain Deji Oshilaja – and the support given by an impressive 963 travelling Dons fans.

“Deji has stepped into the captaincy role since he got the arm-band really,” said Liam. “He’s been leading us all season. I think in his performances you can see that it was a good choice by the manager in picking him. He’s a very good player and our player of the season last year, he’s playing brilliantly this season and long may that continue.

“We appreciate every fan that comes to home and away games, no matter how close or far. Anybody who is willing to pay their money and come and support us means a lot to the boys. Every single one of us will try and do our best for ourselves and for them. It probably wasn’t the prettiest of games, the pitch wasn’t at its best, but we’re happy we got the three points and we hope that they’re happy as well.”

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