Midfielder Max Sanders is hopeful that an injury picked up before Saturday’s draw with Lincoln will not curtail his run of fine form for long.
“Basically, on Thursday I was crossing some balls after the session and I just felt a bit of tightness in my quad,” said Max. “I had a scan on Friday and something came up, but it should only set me back one or two weeks. It’s nothing too serious, but I’m gutted to be missing out as I’m buzzing to be playing. These things happen though and I’ll continue supporting the lads.
“Hopefully in a week I’ll be training again. We just have to assess it really. I was sore on Friday, but it eased off on Saturday. It was too much of a risk though to be involved against Lincoln.”
Max has made six starts for Wimbledon and two substitute appearances since his deadline day arrival on loan from Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion. The Seagulls youngster had cemented a place in our engine room and established himself quickly as a favourite with Wimbledon fans.
“It’s been great,” said Max, who chatted to us in an interview for our Facebook channel before Saturday's game. “Since I’ve come in it’s been really good. The lads and the coaching staff have been amazing. Being able to play in front of these fans, home and away, has been great. We’ve been getting results and I’ve really liked it. I’m really enjoying it and hoping I can carry it on.
“Nick Daws has come in as Assistant Manager and been really good with the lads in training. Glyn has been brilliant since he’s been caretaker Manager and I’m sure he’ll carry that on, now that he is permanent Manager. The lads are really happy and the sessions are good.”
Max has captained Brighton’s under-23s side and was part of a squad that earned promotion to the top–flight of reserve team football. He can see plenty of potential in the young Dons coming through too.
“The young players have been good,” said Max. “They regularly train with us and Jack Madelin came on as a substitute at Burton and did well. They won against Leyton Orient in the Youth Cup, so it’s good to be able to train with them and see what type of youth players are coming through and it looks very bright.”
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