Glyn Hodges has spoken about the importance of being fully prepared for 2020/21 by having the players to adapt to different formations.
The Dons have so far signed six new players this season and our manager wants his squad to be flexible with players offering versatility in their approach.
“I don’t look at anybody else,” said Glyn. “All I’m looking at is the shape of the squad, the size of the squad, and the balance of it. We can change formations, but we just have to be prepared and have all the answers up our sleeves. In the first game of the season I will be bothered about the opposition, but we just have to make sure we are in a good place and we are doing what we need to do to win games.
“The performance (at Tonbridge) was good – the result said that – but the work-rate that they put in was more pleasing. It was a humid day and we upped the minutes, finishing off the 60-30, so all the boys are at the same level fitness wise.
“We have come back in a good place and they are just getting fitter and stronger. The tests are getting harder and harder. This one was hard and we are trying to get the games to progress at different levels, so that we are prepared for the first match. It was nice to get a clean sheet and dominate the game because Tonbridge are a good side.”
Asked about the possibility of more transfer business next week, Glyn said: “I hope so. I think there’s going to be one in next week and I’m still hopeful on another. We’ve done six signings, we are quite happy, and we are looking to add to that.”
The picture above (taken by Trevor Williams) shows Troy Chiabi scoring our third goal at Tonbridge yesterday with the 17-year-old having now notched four goals in two games for the first-team.
Click on the link below to watch Glyn’s full interview after Tonbridge.