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Max welcomes fresh approach with Lincoln up next

Catch the full interview with on-loan Brighton midfielder in Saturday's programme

30 October 2019

Max Sanders has welcomed advice from our new Assistant Manager Nick Daws, as he seeks to build on his impressive start to life at AFC Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old midfielder set-up the winner for Terell Thomas in our last home game against Portsmouth and he has his sights set on another important victory when Wimbledon take on Lincoln City this weekend.

In preparation for that match, Nick Daws has been working with the squad after being added to our coaching staff and Max has certainly appreciated his input.

“We go into every game, especially at home, thinking that we can win,” said Max. “We’ve shown that we can beat anyone. We battered Rochdale in the first-half and we beat Portsmouth, who are a good side. It’s a big game and we will certainly be ready. Nick Daws is obviously involved now and he’s been really good in the two sessions so far. He’s been telling us a few things and he has got his point across. Nick has put on some good training sessions and the boys are looking really sharp.

“We think we can win any game in this league and we are really looking forward to the match on Saturday. It’s great to work with different coaches. One coach will pick up on something that another coach doesn’t. I’ve had a little chat with Nick and he’s said a few things that he wants me to do a bit more, but he’s also told me about the things I’m doing well. It’s been great to hear his point of view. He’s been watching my games and he probably played a part in bringing me to the club, so it’s good to have him behind me as well.

“I’d heard that Glyn was a quality midfielder in his playing days and I try to implement what he tells me in training on match days. I respect what he says and I want to learn as much as I can to boost my career.  First and foremost, I want to do the right thing for him and the team. I’m happy that he’s given me the chance to have a run in the team. I’m happy with how I’ve done, but I believe there’s still more to come from me. It’s important that I listen to what he wants me to do, so that I can help the team.”

Max was delighted to reward our fans for their support by playing a part in that last-gasp victory against Pompey. The on-loan Brighton midfielder said that he’s been made to feel welcome by our fans and the playing squad.

“They are fans here that want to see you do well,” added Max. “They love their club and what happens on a Saturday is their life. They want to go and watch Wimbledon play and hope that we win. We try to do everything we can to make sure that they have a good weekend. They are always right behind us and backing us. The fans have been brilliant since I’ve been here and you get messages from them wishing you well. It’s been great and I want to do well for them.”

“Anthony Wordsworth is a good player to have around as he’s a leader on the pitch and off it as well. He gives you advice and Scott Wagstaff is great as well. They are always talking to you and making sure you are all right for the games. ‘Pigs’ is also a big help and obviously Will can be a major influence when he comes back. Everyone is really good around the place at the training ground, which puts you in good stead for the games.”

Look out in Saturday’s match day programme for an extensive interview with Max.

Watch Max and the boys in action against Lincoln City at the Cherry Red Records Stadium this Saturday by ordering tickets via the link below. Please note that this game is all-ticket

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