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Team news for FA Cup tie against West Ham

An update from Wally Downes ahead of fourth round match

25 January 2019

Wally Downes has confirmed that Rod McDonald and Kwesi Appiah are both in contention to face West Ham United on Saturday.

Rod (pictured) has shrugged off an ankle injury and Kwesi is also fit after putting a hamstring injury behind him.

Wally said: “Rod was back in full training yesterday. I think there is only really James Hanson who is out injured. I’ve pretty much got a full squad to choose from. Kwesi trained yesterday and he could play a part on Saturday."

Anthony Hartigan misses tomorrow’s game due to suspension. The midfielder serves a one-match ban in the Emirates FA Cup after picking up two bookings in the competition so far. Steve Seddon is back in light training after his hamstring injury, but he is cup tied anyway for this match.

Following the disappointment of Tuesday’s league defeat against Fleetwood, Wally is demanding a completely different performance from his players, as Wimbledon seek to cause an FA Cup shock.  

“It was the first time we had let ourselves down since I’d been here and they have the opportunity now to go out and put that behind them,” said Wally. “If there’s anything close to that performance against a Premier League club then it’s going to be a very long 90 minutes and not the sort of day that we want the fans to enjoy when you get a Premier League club. It’s happened before this season and the boys gave a good account of themselves. We certainly need to blow the cobwebs away from the other night and perform properly on Saturday.”

Look out a bit later for a full iFollow interview with Wally.


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