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Wordsworth: We must keep it going

Dons midfielder relishes the challenge ahead

18 March 2019

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Anthony Wordsworth said that the squad are giving everything to keep AFC Wimbledon in League One and he believes there’s now a real opportunity to complete the job.

The midfielder, who ended the victory at Southend wearing the captain’s armband, said: “In the last few games we’ve been giving everything and to actually start getting rewards for our performances is really nice. Team spirit is everything, everyone is fighting. Even before the three wins, we knew that we were still in with a chance. Everyone was writing us off, but I think that gives us something to aim for, to prove people wrong.

“We haven’t done anything at the moment. This has just given us an opportunity to really get out of it. With the games coming up, I really fancy us. I’ve said to the lads that we have to keep going, as we haven’t achieved anything yet. The mood is good, the confidence is high, and it gives us an opportunity.”

Joe Pigott’s 13th goal of the season proved to be the difference on Saturday against Southend and Anthony added that his perseverance to notch the winner summed up the spirit among the squad.

“You can see that everyone is full of fight. It was windy, the pitch wasn’t the best, it was wet, and we knew if we defended well that we could nick a goal late on. ‘Pigs’ chased a lost cause, it was still a tight angle, and really difficult to score from there, but he showed composure and put it in. With the situation we are in, he has dealt with the pressure really well. He has managed to get us the points. It’s everything we are about at the moment, chasing lost causes, and it’s got us the three points.”

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