Glyn Hodges could hand opportunities to more of Wimbledon’s home-grown youngsters in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie.
Ahead of the match against Doncaster, Glyn confirmed that he has several players out due to injuries and he wants our supporters to really get behind their team in testing circumstances.
“We’ve had Jack Madelin (pictured in action versus Burton) on the bench and you never know, there might be a few more,” said Glyn. “There could be a few people getting their chance and though I’m disappointed to lose people through injury and obviously Marcus (Forss), it’s an opportunity for others to grab the shirt and see what they can do. Maybe they can stay in the team.
“I’m happy in a lot of departments, there is competition for places, and they are pushing each other on, which is great. That’s what you want as a manager. On Thursday and Friday we build up to what we expect from them and what we want from them on a match day. We set them up in the way we feel the game can be won. Today was very good, they were very responsive again, and tomorrow is the icing on the cake. Let’s see where we go on Saturday.
“The supporters have been brilliant and I thank them for that. All the staff really appreciate it. The fans might see some new faces on Saturday, which might excite them. If there are some young and inexperienced players getting on, we want the fans to really encourage them. It’s a great platform for them to start their young careers. Let’s all get behind them and wish them well and hope that we can win the game.”
Take a look below at Rob Cornell’s full interview with Glyn.
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