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Glyn hails captain for leading the way to victory

Manager’s post-match reaction

10 October 2020

Glyn Hodges praised the quality of Wimbledon’s winning goal today and the contribution of match-winner Joe Pigott.

Pigott's well-taken strike - set-up by Luke O'Neill's inch-perfect cross - made it three goals and four assists from our captain, who has linked up superbly with Ryan Longman this season.

Glyn said: "Joe is a big player for us and he's enjoying having the armband and leading the group, he's leading the team. When your centre forward scores it's good for everybody. It was a great goal, a great cross, and Joe took it really well. He has a good partnership up there with Ryan and hopefully there is more to come."

Our manager added that Wimbledon earned reward for a well-executed gameplan, which nullified a Swindon side that had made a bright start to life in League One after promotion.

"The key to the win was the work-rate from the boys and how they worked to the team shape," said Glyn. "We had worked on that and they have carried it out to a tee. The only thing we didn't do was counter as much as I would have hoped. We did it in the first-half and we opened them up a couple of times and in the second-half we didn't do it, even though we had opportunities. We didn't drop off, but we couldn't find that pass. We were not clinical enough and that is something we need to work on. We probably defended a bit more than we wanted to do, but we defended brilliantly.

"I am pleased with the start overall, that's eight points, and we have another home game coming up. We are enjoying ourselves, the boys are confident, and the music is blaring in there! All credit to them. It was nice to keep that clean sheet after conceding two goals in the last two games. It's another win on the road. We are working hard and we got our rewards today."

Dan Csoka came in for his full Wimbledon league debut today as Glyn felt it was the right time to hand the Hungarian a start.

"We wanted to get more of a balance," said Glyn. "Paul Kalambayi has done brilliantly, he's a great kid, but he had a lot of time on the ball against Accrington and maybe his left side is not his strongest. Dan is more of a left sider and I thought that balance may help us today. He came in today and he did well. There is a lot to be pleased about."

Pic credit: Nigel Keene, Pro Sports Images.

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