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Joe highlights combined effort after turnaround in fortunes

Man of the Match on last night's creditable point against Ipswich

12 February 2020

Joe Day was keen to shift the spotlight on to his team mates, after a string of superb saves helped Wimbledon to a point at home to promotion-chasing Ipswich.

“That’s my fourth game now, so the understanding with the backline is improving each game,” said Joe after picking up the sponsor’s man-of–the-match champagne for a clean sheet.

"Even after the disappointment of conceding the first goal on Saturday (against Fleetwood), the fans were really good with me. I've repaid them a little bit with a clean sheet. 

“I’ve got a fantastic back three or back five to work with. I think they’ve all got their individual attributes. As time goes by, I think that will only improve as we go along.”

Wimbledon’s work on the training pitch was another key factor in achieving a shut-out against Paul Lambert’s side.

“It was a performance that maybe reflected the work we did on the training ground this week,” said Joe.”The aim is to keep clean sheets and be solid, so that was nice.

“The team on that performance deserved the clean sheet, not just from the saves that I’ve made but the hard working performance on the whole.”

The Cardiff City loanee also highlighted the work of our midfield and just the right blend of experience and youth throughout the side, which Joe feels will help greatly in our bid to retain League One status.

Joe said: “I was quite surprised when I get the stats for each game and I saw how much our lads run! It’s a very hardworking midfield, so a bit of credit goes to them too.

“It’s a great group and there’s just enough experience in there to help the young lads along. Hopefully we can build on this performance and result.

“Rotherham away on Saturday will be another tough test, but we’ve got to relish that. It’s going to be another difficult game, similar to Ipswich. They’ll be quite direct, but we’ve got to do what we do best. We’ve got to stay solid and if we can play where we can we will.”

You can see our full interview with Joe Day after receiving his champagne below, via the link to our official YouTube channel.

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