Glyn Hodges said that the home game against Doncaster on Saturday will come too soon for Anthony Wordsworth to make a return after injury.
The midfielder has not recovered from the calf injury that has kept him out since the home game versus Lincoln City on 2 November. With Will Nightingale, Kwesi Appiah, and Michael Folivi also still out through injury, our manager is having to made do without key first-teamers, but he has belief in the squad at his disposal.
“Woody is back out there on the grass and we would have hoped he would have been back in contention, but it’s going on for longer than we would have liked,” said Glyn. “It’s good to have Rod McDonald and Adam Roscrow back, they were on the bench last week, and they are in contention this weekend. It’s timely that Adam has come back with Michael and Kwesi being out. We would only have had two fit centre forwards with Marcus and ‘Pigs’, but Adam is back in the mix so he gives us another option from the bench. It would be nice if I had everyone to pick from, but they will all muck in. Some players may play out of position, but the squad are ready to go and ready for the fight.”
Since taking over the reins, Glyn has led Wimbledon to four victories and two draws in nine league matches, boosting our league position, and he’s confident that his side can maintain the momentum.
“It’s massively important (that we are not in the bottom three). Before we were looking at the points gap and trying to bridge it, but now we are trying to make the gap as big as possible to the teams in it. We are now looking at the teams above us and trying to catch them. With the run of games we have coming up we are trying to do that and to continue moving up that league.
“We had seven or eight injuries a couple of weeks ago, but we are getting players back now. It’s maybe just tweaking things with how I want to do it, which is a bit different from Wally. We are just playing slightly differently and it’s just about getting those points across, getting that style across, and working every day on how I want them to play and how I want them to shape up in each game. We need to have a certain way of playing and everyone has got to buy into it. Due to the injuries, we are changing the team quite a lot. They all have to understand that everyone has to be on the same song sheet.”
Take a look below at the full interview with Glyn.