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Match-winner Terell: We are fighting for each other

Defender is looking forward to Burton challenge

21 October 2019

Terell Thomas praised Wimbledon’s battling spirit after the last-gasp victory against Portsmouth on Saturday.

The defender, who headed home his first Wimbledon goal in dramatic style to down Pompey, said: “It’s fantastic, the momentum it gives us to go into Tuesday (versus Burton) is great. Everyone in the squad is feeling great, training and the liveliness of all the players on and off the pitch is good. We are fighting for each other. There were a few times when we had to put in some fantastic blocks. Ryan put in blocks and Nathan Trott was amazing, he pulled off some great saves.

“It’s not just the back-line that keeps a clean sheet, it’s the whole team. When you haven’t got the ball, the first defender is the striker, so that’s how it starts. We are just the last line of defence."

Terell, who celebrated his 24th birthday on Friday, headed home emphatically for his first goal since scoring for Sutton United against Guiseley AFC.

Asked if Saturday’s match was one of his career highlights, he said: “It’s definitely up there in the top-three. It was a great feeling to score my first goal for Wimbledon and my first professional goal. It was an amazing feeling. It’s something that me and Ryan (Delaney) have worked on, to be fair. Last week it worked with the corner when he scored and this time we switched roles and I managed to get in there to score a last-minute winner.

“It brought back memories of Luton away last season. The supporters were fantastic right the way throughout the game and I can’t thank them enough. The fans are always with us, regardless of the result. They are always singing and behind us. It helps for the last five or 10 minutes when we are digging in and they are still cheering us on. It gives you that extra push, that 12th man, as they say.”

Take a look at Terell’s full interview below.

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