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Squad boost for vital game against Blackpool with midfielder fit again

Callum Reilly offers extra experience for match against Blackpool

20 February 2020

Callum Reilly has shaken off a groin injury in time to be back in contention for Wimbledon’s return to home turf against Blackpool on Saturday.

The midfielder missed the midweek defeat against Oxford United, but he’s now ready to add his experience to a squad seeking to make amends after a very difficult night at the Kassam Stadium.

“It looks like Callum is going to be okay for Saturday,” confirmed Glyn Hodges. “Hopefully, he is fit and able to make a start against Blackpool.”

Our manager has no fresh injury concerns as he prepares the team for an important match against the men from Lancashire. However, Paul Kalambayi and Anthony Wordsworth are not yet deemed ready for first-team returns.

Following the heavy defeat at Oxford United, our manager has called on everyone to stick together in an effort to get the players back on track. With the squad seeking vital points in pursuit of League One safety, Glyn praised our supporters for wholeheartedly backing the team.

“Our fans were brilliant on Tuesday and they were singing right throughout the game," said Glyn. "When the boys went over to thank them at the end they were singing again. We understand their frustrations and I made it quite clear in apologising straight after the game. Hopefully, we don’t revisit performances like that, but if we all stick together and get behind the lads on Saturday we can make sure that we end up with the right result. Blackpool have a lot of experience and knowledge in their squad and we will need to be at our best. All our focus is on the Blackpool game and it can’t come quickly enough.”

Tickets are selling fast for The Dons versus Blackpool. All seat tickets and the Chemflow terraces have sold out, but we still have availability for the RyGas terrace (just £17 for adults). Buy now from our online ticket shop

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