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Alex: We must fight for each other

Experienced midfielder keen to help Wimbledon to progress

26 October 2020

Alex Woodyard summed up his disappointment after missing out on three points at Burton and he said that the players must fight for each other to convert winning positions into victories.

The Dons worked hard to make the breakthrough with a goal by substitute Ryan Longman, before hosts Burton were allowed to strike back within a minute.

"Ryan came on and made an impact straight away, it was a great goal from the boy, said Alex. "After we score a goal, as a team, we need to really get together and make sure we put up a fight. You know that the home team is going to throw everything at it. To concede so early after scoring is really disappointing. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen.

“In the first-half there were a few late challenges, but that’s all part and parcel of the game. We just got on with it and tried to give them a bit back as well. It was a physical game, they are fighting down there. We are fighting every game as well, so it was always going to be a tasty encounter. In some areas of the pitch it was giving way due to the conditions and it was quite hard to keep your feet at times, but I think we have to take the positives. It was a game we didn’t lose and hopefully we can build on it for the match on Tuesday.

“At Hull we played better, but we came away with nothing. We were not as good (on Saturday), but we got a point. I didn’t think they tested us much, but I’m just gutted we didn’t get the three points."

Alex believes that Saturday's draw will become a really good away point if Wimbledon can earn a victory versus Blackpool on Tuesday night in our final home match at QPR.

“There’s a great team spirit and we all want to do well for each other. We are not going to play well in every game, but when we take the lead we have to make sure we don’t concede straight away.

“It’s our last game there and if we can back up a point away from home with a win, then all of a sudden it becomes a really good result (at Burton).”


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