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Glyn salutes team display after first win of 2020

Post-match reaction from the manager

18 January 2020

Glyn Hodges praised the spirit shown by his side after watching Wimbledon grind out a victory against Peterborough today.

The Dons had to dig deep to secure a first win of 2020 and the manager was delighted to get all three points against a Peterborough side not lacking in attacking quality.

“We showed a lot of effort and endeavour," said Glyn. "I though their goalkeeper was terrific, he made some excellent saves, but we kept going. I thought it might have been one of those days, but the goal by Joe Pigott was top class, he tucked it away well, and we managed to hold on. Hats off to Mitch as well because he played up there and showed great energy, he was a thorn in their side, and they linked-up well. The goal was set-up by a right foot assist from Nesta after him and Shane ended up on the wrong sides. Joe showed a lot of composure to score and there was a lot of pleasing things today."

Following Wimbledon's opening goal, Glyn added that he had to tweak things a bit to stop Peterborough and he praised Luke O'Neill for making a last-ditch goal-line clearance.

“They went gung-ho and went route one a little bit, so we had to change it slightly," said Glyn. "Whatever time the referee adds on we have to be ready and we got through it today. Luke did really well, I was just waiting for the ball to hit the back of the net. For him to chase that back and not give it up, that showed that we deserved it – they put their bodies on the line. It was tremendous."

Glyn felt that the influence of on his return of Anthony Wordsworth, who came on as a substitute after an injury to Max Sanders, was important.

“It’s always nice to win at home, it’s nice to keep a clean sheet," added Glyn. "I didn’t think we started as confidently as we have been, but we got going. It was great to have Woody back in, he’s an old head and he was encouraging and also rollicking them when they needed it. He gets it and we need a bit more of that because we are so young. We know where we are, we are just trying our hardest and having a go, and it paid off today. They deserve all the credit.”

Watch the full post-match interview with Glyn below.

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