Glyn Hodges praised Wimbledon’s second-half fightback at Peterborough today, but he was disappointed with the manner of the goals conceded.
Speaking after the 3-2 loss, Glyn said: “I think when you are 2-0 down sometimes it’s quite easy to come out and have a go. I feared that if we didn’t, with the quality they had shown, they would cause us more problems, so we got on the ball. We put the two experienced lads on, they changed it for us and I thought we knocked it around nicely and caused them problems. You look at the goals we conceded and they could easily have been avoided, which is the disappointing thing.
“With the calibre of the forwards they’ve got here, if you give them gifts or make mistakes they will punish you, which they did. That’s something to work on, but I thought our response in the second-half was terrific.”
Glyn handed full Wimbledon debuts to youngsters Max Sanders and Paul Osew, both playing 90 minutes at Peterborough.
“I thought they did fine," said Glyn. "I thought it was a good one for them to come and play against Peterborough and they wouldn’t know about Paul’s pace. I thought he would cause them problems with his pace, but maybe he was a bit tentative in the first-half. He grew into it and Max got on the ball and made us tick. It was the first time he had started as well. They had a bit of inexperience, but I thought we would have a look at them.”
“We’ve missed Woody, he was the main player last year. He’s only just back now after being out since pre-season. It’s good to have him back and he made a difference, as Mitch did. I though they linked up well together and with the centre forwards. I thought there was a lot of good play from us in the second-half.”
Glyn confirmed afterwards that Michael Folivi and Adam Roscrow both missed out on the squad due to injuries.
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