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Scott Wagstaff: We have to learn from it

Experienced midfielder keen to make amends this weekend

21 August 2019

Scott Wagstaff is proud to have worn the captain’s arm band for Wimbledon, but wants his team mates to regroup quickly after the disappointment of a last-gasp defeat against Ipswich.

“It’s a great honour captaining the side, especially for AFC Wimbledon with its great history and everything else,” said Scott.

“It’s a great honour for me and hopefully I can cement my place in the side now and maybe keep the captaincy, but we’ll have to wait and see. We need to make sure we put the performances in and that we do start getting the results that we deserve."

Scott praised goal scorer Nesta Guinness-Walker for not only his powerful first-half strike that gave Wimbledon the lead, but his rapid progress since coming into the side this summer from Metropolitan Police.

“He’s taken to it really well,” said Scott. “He’s had a few bumpy moments, but he’s really shown some good determination there to keep that spot as his own, especially with Paul (Osew) who’s been excellent when he’s come on.

“Nesta did brilliantly tonight, he kept going and he deserved that goal and hopefully there will be many more to come.”

Hosts Ipswich turned the game around with two late goals and Scott is keen that the side learn fast from Tuesday night, before another tough game away to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

“We have to learn from this,” said Scott. “We don’t want to be in the scrap we were in last year. We have to make sure we get the points on the board early. I know they are tough games, but we put in a great performance and we probably deserved at least a point so we need to take that on to Saturday now.”

You can see the full interview with Wimbledon midfielder Scott Wagstaff below, via the link to our official YouTube channel.

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