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Glyn ahead of Burton: No need to hold anything back

Dons head for the Pirelli Stadium aiming to extend winning run

22 October 2019

Glyn Hodges has called on his players to produce one final push and go all out for another victory tonight.

Tonight’s match is our last league fixture of the month – there’s no game at the weekend as we were scheduled to face Bury – and Wimbledon have an opportunity to go into the break by accumulating five successive wins.  

“There’s no need to rest players," said Glyn. "There are no real injuries from the weekend. It’s been a quick turnaround, but we are off the back of some decent results and we are looking to get another one tonight. It normally doesn’t happen, so it’s quite nice to have a weekend off because it’s very full on usually. I’ve said to the players that there’s no need to hold anything back and we can give it our all.

“They (Burton) are a good side. They got beaten at the weekend, but it shouldn’t have been a 4-1 defeat as they caused them (Fleetwood) problems. We know that they’ve got a lot of quality players so we are under no illusions, we will have to be at our best to get anything out of it. They are well organised, they know what they are doing, and they have a lot of experience, so it’s another test for us. It’s similar to Portsmouth: every game is a test and an opportunity to win. That’s what we will be looking to do tonight.”

That last-gasp winner from Terell Thomas against Portsmouth on Saturday was a moment to treasure for everyone involved at AFC Wimbledon. Glyn had been encouraging our defenders to try something different in the pursuit of goals and it’s certainly paid off in recent weeks with Ryan Delaney having also scored at Southend in our last away game.

“We talked to them (our defenders) and changed a couple of their runs. The deliveries have been great from both sides, Max and Mitch have been putting the ball in the right areas and luckily enough we’ve got on the end of them. We’ve got two centre-halves scoring and the pressure is on for the others to chip in as well.

“It was a great atmosphere throughout the game and to score that late was great, the celebrations as well with the subs getting involved. It was great for Terell to get his first ever league goal, so there were a lot of pluses and a lot of happiness in the room afterwards.”

Take a look below at Glyn’s full interview ahead of Burton.

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