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Glyn: It was a great point for us

Manager’s reaction after away draw

31 October 2020

Glyn Hodges said he was proud of his players after Wimbledon secured a point at Milton Keynes today.

Wimbledon's away record has been very impressive this season, but previous visits to today's venue had not yielded many points.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw today, Glyn said: "It was a great point for us. We know what the occasion means to the fans and we have to take the emotion out of the game. With no fans in the stadium it probably helped that process, but we scored early and their keeper made two great saves in the second-half. He has kept them in it. We really wanted to take the three points home for the fans.

"We had five shots on target and they had one. I am really pleased with the defensive display. They play a different brand of football, they try to carve you open, and get you out of position, but I think our discipline and shape was good. If you can come and do that here, then it holds you in good stead for the rest of the season.

"It's a big point, and being greedy I wanted three, but the boys have given everything. I thought we managed the game well and the boys worked their socks off. I am proud of the whole squad."

There was a significant change at the back today with Luke O'Neill's  injury meaning a return for Paul Kalambayi and Glyn praised his display.

"We are waiting for a diagnosis on Luke, but his injury doesn't look good," added our manager. "Luke might be out for longer than we anticipated, so it's disappointing, but straight away Paul Kalambayi came in and it was like he had never been away. We try to keep the group together, we all work on the same stuff, and everyone does the same sessions. The difficult thing is keeping everyone happy on that bench. Everyone wants to play in Tuesday's game, but unfortunately you can't pick everyone."

Pic credit: Dennis Goodwin, Pro Sports Images.

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