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Terell: Next matches will define our season

Defender focuses on Burton after slender loss at Sunderland

5 February 2019

Terell Thomas has called on his team-mates to take the spirit shown in recent matches against West Ham and Sunderland into important challenges ahead.

The Dons host Burton Albion on Saturday with points required to keep alive hopes of staying in League One and Terell is fully aware of what’s required.

“The teams in and around us, they are the teams we need to be beating, and that will define our season,” said Terell. “We are not going to come up against the quality of Sunderland or Barnsley all of the time. In these games I think we’ve been a credit to ourselves. We’ve shown the fight that we can have, but we just need to keep that going.

“I think we have to take that energy and fight (shown at Sunderland) into the next game and keep going. It was a much better performance than in the Fleetwood game. We have to try to take that into the Burton match.”

In-form defender Terell was pleased with the way Wimbledon defended as a unit and he is convinced that a win is just around the corner.

“Against a side that were in the Premier League two years ago I didn’t feel that we were under the cosh all of the time,” added Terell. “We had a few chances that I felt we could have scored from in the first-half. I felt confidence in the players that we could defend well. I think we just need to keep this flow going, from the West Ham game. We’ve kept that good momentum.

“The boys did well throughout the whole 90 minutes. We were a credit to ourselves, but it just came down to one little mistake. We are not going to dwell on it too much and if we perform like that for the next 16 games then the wins will start coming. I believe that once we get one then the run will start.

“We have a strong defensive mindset. We all speak to each other and we all try to stay in a good shape. We are all onto each other about staying switched on. It’s a good back four and I feel confidence in the players next to me.”

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