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Wagstaff sets sights on league victory after scoring return

Experienced midfielder targets three points on Saturday against Accrington

14 August 2019

Scott Wagstaff marked his return to the starting line-up with a goal last night, but he was quick to praise the quality of team-mate Luke O’Neill’s equaliser.

Wagstaff played on the right-hand side with O’Neill at Gillingham and the pair showed signs last night of linking up effectively again down the flank.

“It’s always nice to score, particularly with the weaker foot. It was good for me to get out there playing again because I hadn’t played in the previous two games, which was disappointing for me. Hopefully, I’ve staked a claim to be in contention for Saturday, but we will have to wait and see. A lot of the lads did well.

“I played with Luke before at Gills and we had a good relationship on the pitch. He knows the sort of runs that I make and I know the passes that he wants back to get his crosses in because he has great quality. Obviously, his goal was great too, it was a great finish. I know his qualities and he knows what I can do, so hopefully that will help the team in the long run.”

Wagstaff was disappointed to exit the Carabao Cup last night, but he felt that the spirit shown by the squad to draw the match in normal time was a real positive.

“The spirit at the end to get the goal shows that we have got a bit about us, but we need to make sure that we have a little run in the league, similar to the end of last season, because we need to start getting points on the board. We have tough fixtures coming up after Accrington so it will be good to get the three points in front of the home fans again.

“Since I came here the fans have been different class with me. We need to make sure that they stick with us, just like they did last season, and we will definitely go places. We need to make sure we knuckle down with certain things and we will be working on that.

“It was a difficult game, but it was a great atmosphere. It was just a shame because the boys wanted to win the game for the fans. We were not able to do that, but I think we showed a good fight fighting spirit to get the draw. It wasn’t to be on penalties and it’s a difficult one to take. We have to go again for the match against Accrington and put three points on the board.”

Terrace tickets are available to watch The Dons against Accrington Stanley on Saturday. We still have availability for the popular Chemflow terrace and the RyGas Stand (just £17 for adults). Buy now from our online ticket shop. 

Click on the link below to watch Rob Cornell’s full interview with Scott Wagstaff.

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