Cup hero Scott Wagstaff is on the hunt for more goals in his newly advanced role, with Burton next up at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
The pacy midfielder returns to the scene of his two-goal heroics for the first time since disposing of West Ham, but with the focus now very much on the battle to beat the drop.
“West Ham was my first game back in, but I felt good,” said Scott, in an interview with our iFollow Dons channel. “I’m in a position in midfield that I feel I can benefit from and I can try to get a few more goals. The gaffer is always trying to make me get forward and helping, whoever it is up top. It’s been Kwesi at the moment, but I'm trying to get as close as I can to Kwes and hopefully chip in with a few more goals.
“I felt like we created a lot of chances at Sunderland. We deserved a lot more than we got, but the main thing is we are creating chances and getting those chances in the box. We just need to be a bit more ruthless in front of the goal and hopefully we can do that on Saturday. If the fans tick with us, like they did against West Ham, we’ll definitely do that.”
Wimbledon’s fifth round tie against Millwall is over a week away and the need to reduce the gap at the bottom of the table is the priority. The Dons entertain Nigel Clough’s Burton side tomorrow afternoon, followed by a midweek trip to Walsall.
“It’s massively important we start picking up with our results in the league,” said Scott. “There are 16 games to go and we need to make sure we start picking up the points as soon as possible. I felt that we were unlucky on Saturday against Sunderland, but we can’t keep saying we are unlucky and we need to start picking up the points and moving up the table, as soon as we can. The games are starting to run out thick and fast and we do need to start turning performances into results and getting three points.
“We’re all really thankful for the fans for making the trip to Sunderland. It’s a long old trip. Every time they come and support us, it’s a massive boost, and we just need them to stick with us, like they have been. We need to be putting in the performances and making sure that we’re showing them what we can do. We need to make sure we’re doing that week in and week out, from now until the end of the season.”