Glyn Hodges is aiming to pick up more vital league points at the new stadium this week, after Wimbledon’s FA Cup second round exit yesterday.
“Hopefully, we’ll be sitting at home next Sunday with more points on the board,” said Glyn after The Dons went out following a 2-1 defeat to League Two Crawley Town at Plough Lane.
“I’d like a bit more time to repair and recover, but unfortunately we can’t. It’s brutal, but we’ve got to try and get through Peterborough on Wednesday and Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
“It’s hard to work on anything. On Monday, some will have trained and some won’t. During this period, we must do ‘maintenance’ – maintaining the defending block and defending crosses. There are areas of work that we do.
“We haven’t done it for a while because of the games and now the boys seem to lose focus or not do the things that we do. They’ve got to go over reminders, we’ve not been able to do so, so it’s a verbal reminder and we’re showing them clips, but the first goal we conceded was really poor.”
Glyn was encouraged by skipper Joe Pigott’s form up front and how he has adapted to life quickly at Plough Lane.
“That’s his third at the new stadium,” said Glyn. “He obviously likes playing here and we’ve got two more games coming up this week, so fingers crossed he scores again.
“I just felt that after going a goal up and looking quite comfortable, we made an unforced error which cost us a goal and that put their tails up. Crawley capitalised on it.
“Barrow was a tough place to go and to get ourselves a home tie against Crawley we were really optimistic. At the start of the first half I thought we were going to be okay and we’d have enough to win the game. Unfortunately, though, credit to Crawley as they pegged us back and won the game.
“You can’t cater for individual errors and little things that happen in the game. You just hope that they don’t cost us a goal, but on this occasion they did.”
You can see Glyn’s post-match interview below, via the link to our official YouTube channel.