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Glyn’s challenge to players after Sunderland draw

Manager’s reaction after the Dons earned a point at the Stadium of Light

15 December 2020

Glyn Hodges was delighted with his side’s display at Sunderland - and he has challenged them to produce the same level of performance on a regular basis.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light, our manager said: "I thought we were tremendous. To a man, they carried out the way we wanted to play, and they understood what was asked of them. To come to a place like this and be disappointed that you haven’t got three points is testament to how they played.

“They had to make changes, but they still put out a very strong side. They are at the right end of the table and looking to get promotion into the Championship, but the way we played tonight was tremendous and I thought we deserved the three points.

"The challenge to the boys now is that this is the benchmark. Can we keep repeating those levels? That's the task for us all."

Young talents Jack Rudoni and Ryan Longman were big attacking threats at Sunderland and Glyn praised their contributions.

“Ryan and Rudi on the left and right were a threat, they worked their socks off all night, and they were a thorn in the side of the opposition all game. I thought both of them were tremendous.

“Ryan is a different player down the wing than he is in the middle. He probably had more of the ball on the wing than down the middle, but it’s a position I know he plays because he did it at Brighton. We used him there at Oxford in the Carabao Cup, and he was great then. It’s another position that we can cause problems in.”

The full post-match interview with Glyn is below.

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