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Glyn praises impact of substitutes after late fightback

Post-match reaction from the manager

2 November 2019

Glyn Hodges highlighted the contributions of all three substitutes after Wimbledon battled back to earn a point against Lincoln today.

Substitutes Luke O'Neill and Kwesi Appiah combined for the dramatic equaliser and Shane McLoughlin also made a difference when he came on in the second-half.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Glyn said: “All the subs that came on were fantastic. Luke O’Neill put the cross in and Kwesi finished it. I thought Shane also came on and made a difference as well. It’s a squad game and you can only put three on, but they have to be ready. Anthony Hartigan started after not playing for a while, so people are getting opportunities. They are looking to keep the shirt so it’s a nice problem to have. Everyone played their part.

“We’ve had injuries. We had Max pull out on Thursday so injuries are taking their toll a little bit, but if you put the effort in and push your bodies, then you are going to take a few injuries. That’s part and parcel of the game.”

Glyn also praised the battling qualities shown by his side to earn a point right at the end.

“It shows the fitness and the mentality of the players," added Glyn. "They are having a go and they keep going until the last minute. I felt we deserved something from the game and we got it. We are scrambling for points. We know the position we are in and what the goal is for the season, which is to stay up, so every point is vital. Sometimes you get a point that you don’t deserve and other times you get a point that you do deserve. We knew that today was an opportunity to get three points, but in the end I thought a point each was fair and at least the dressing room is a good place. If we are getting beaten, it’s not such a good place, but to have that bit of quality and that goal at the end was pleasing."

Take a look below at Rob Cornell's full post-match interview with Glyn.

 


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