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Preview: No fears for Nick with contenders Hull up next

Quotes from both camps ahead of tonight’s match

20 October 2020

The Dons will tonight be aiming to maintain an impressive away league record this season by securing a positive result at the home of one of the promotion favourites.

Hosts Hull are currently second in League One and bidding for an instant return back to the Championship, but our Assistant Manager Nick Daws has called on our players to embrace the challenge that awaits.

Below are quotes from both camps, plus stats and other info, ahead of the game (7.00 pm kick-off).

Nick Daws:

“When we were recruiting throughout the summer after lockdown it was important that we got players in who were going to be as best as we could guarantee on the training pitch every day and barring a couple of bits and pieces that has been the case. It has given the manager a headache in terms of selection. Training has been competitive every day and we know that if there’s an injury or a suspension, or loss of form, there’s someone to step in. With Ethan Chislett coming in for Callum Reilly a few weeks ago that has proven to be the case. Callum has upped his levels again and he’s ready to come back in. Anthony Hartigan is not in the team and there are a few others as well, including Cheye Alexander, and the boys who have played in the EFL Trophy. They have done well and it’s great for a management team to have that at your disposal.

“I’ve actually spoken to their Sporting Director a couple of times and I know the staff there, I worked with Andy Dawson, who is their Under-23s coach there. They have recruited well by bringing in players for League One, including Richie Smallwood. They’ve got players including Mallik Wilkes and Josh Magennis who have done well at this level with their previous clubs. It’s certainly a competitive squad with plenty of experience, but I don’t think we’ve anything to fear. We are in such a good place at the moment that we don’t fear anybody. That doesn’t necessarily mean we will get three points, but that’s what we are endeavouring to do. We will go there to try and do that, and then look ahead to the weekend.”

Watch Rob Cornell's full interview with Nick below.

Josh Magennis (Hull City striker)

“Not to be over-confident, but I do believe the squad we have here at Hull is one of the best in League One. We made a commitment to ourselves that this season we were going to be better in both boxes and we weren’t going to take any prisoners. Everyone in the squad has a role in the team, and you have to know that role and be accountable.

“We’re trying to take every positive from each game, leaving no stone unturned, to try and get the maximum out of these matches.

“It was a great reaction from the game at Fleetwood. We didn’t do ourselves or the club justice, given the start to the season we’d had. As much as we wanted to win two or three-nil, it was important that we got our performance right, too. We would’ve taken a 1-0 win with a fantastic performance but we were clinical with the chances that fell for us.”

Form guide (last six in all competitions)

Hull City WLWLLW

Wimbledon LWLLWW

Last time out

Rochdale 0-3 Hull 

Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury

Record versus Hull

The Dons have won twice, lost three times, and drawn the other three matches, in six past meetings with Hull City. The last game ended with a 3-1 victory for Wimbledon a Plough Lane that edged Dave Bassett's men closer to the top-flight. Two goals by John Fashanu and a Carlton Fairweather lett the Dons on the brink of promotion to the old First Division.

Match coverage

You can stay in touch with events at Hull by watching the game on our iFollow channel. Buy a match pass for £10 to watch the match live. Our WDON commentators Mikey T and Rob Cornell will be providing live audio commentary on iFollow.





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