Nick Daws said there’s been a positive reaction from the squad after Saturday’s disappointment – and he said that confidence is high ahead of Tuesday’s tough challenge.
The Dons head to promotion contenders Hull City on the back of that late setback against Shrewsbury, but seven points out of nine have been picked up on the road so far this season.
Asked about the reaction from the squad since Saturday, our Assistant Manager said: “It’s been fantastic. We were disappointed on Saturday as we felt we did enough to win the game. We didn’t take our chances and then to concede a goal in the manner we did at the end was really disappointing. The boys were gutted afterwards because they felt we should have taken three points from the game, but that’s the way it is and we have to look to bounce back. The games are coming thick and fast during this period and we have Hull tomorrow night, so we are really looking forward to it.
“The key is our response to whatever has happened in the previous game. Whether you win, lose, or draw, on the Saturday you have to try and win on a Tuesday night. It’s a great place to go, I’m not sure how many of the boys have played there, but it’s a fantastic stadium. It’s a shame there will be no supporters in there, but we will go there full of confidence. Apart from a few mistakes in both boxes, I think we’ve been good so far this season. We will be looking to go there and get a win.”
Nick added that the experience in Wimbledon’s squad will be important during the busy schedule ahead – and he praised the impact of Steve Seddon since his return.
“We’ve added ‘Sedds’ back into the group and despite only being in his early 20s he’s an experienced player. He’s had three loans now and this is his fourth loan. He’s an older head on young shoulders and he brings personality to the squad, which is good. The likes of ‘Woody’, Callum Reilly, Luke O’Neill, and Ollie Palmer, who has come back into the group and is training great, are important. We are in a good place."
It’s now almost eight months since Wimbledon’s supporters last attended an away match – the last-gasp away win at Gillingham – and Nick was quick to spare a thought for our fans ahead of the trip to Hull.
“It really is challenging for supporters not to be able to attend,” said Nick. “Obviously, if they can get on iFollow and see the game, that’s great, but it’s nothing like being in the stadium. For every service that’s available, whether it’s following on Twitter, or the commentary of the game, it’s vitally important to keep people in touch with what’s around the corner – and that’s hopefully the influx of fans into stadiums. From our point of view, that’s even more so with us moving back to Plough Lane in a few weeks’ time.”
Look out tomorrow for a full preview of the Hull City game, which you can watch live on our iFollow channel with match passes available for £10.