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Hanson: Now we have to kick-on

Two-goal hero aims to help The Dons to complete the job

1 April 2019

James Hanson was quick to turn his attentions to the next challenge awaiting Wimbledon after striking two vital goals at Scunthorpe United.

The Dons take on Accrington Stanley this Saturday with an opportunity to move out of the League One drop zone and Hanson believes there is now a real unity in the squad.

“It’s not just about my goals, it was massively important that we got the win,” said Hanson. “We knew it was a vital game that we could not afford to lose. Looking at the other results as well, everything has gone for us. It therefore makes it an even more important win. Now we have to kick-on against Accrington. It was a great performance from the team. The gaffer said to us afterwards that lesser teams could have crumbled after conceding late on. Maybe at the start of the season we might have crumbled and conceded again, so it showed the resilience we’ve got now. The lads that came off the bench have all had impacts upon the game, so it was a great team effort.

“We’ve got great character and I think we’ve always had that. It was just about putting it all together. The manager has brought a little bit of unity to us and we are in it together now. You can see with the lads coming off the bench, they are all striving for it. Waggy came off the bench and did brilliantly again. We are looking forward to the next game.”

Hanson praised Anthony Wordsworth for his crossing ability after the first goal on Saturday was created by his well-executed free-kick.

“We had been working on the set plays,” added Hanson. “Woody has whipped in a great delivery, which he does. He has got great delivery and I just had to get the faintest of touches to divert it away from the keeper. With the second goal, ‘Pigs’ has done brilliantly to flick it on and it sat up nicely for me, so I struck it and it’s gone in the bottom corner.”

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