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Glyn impressed by Zach’s goalscoring ability

Manager’s post-match interview after win versus Brighton Under-21s

22 September 2020

Glyn Hodges believes that Zach Robinson has the striking attributes to build on his first senior goal for Wimbledon.

After rising through the ranks and signing a pro deal in the summer, Zach scored in the EFL Trophy tonight. On a proud day for our academy, Paul Osew gave another demonstration of his ability by setting up Zach's goal and producing a fine display down the left flank.

Glyn said: "I am pleased for Zach. He played in this competition last season, but that was a year ago. He has been on loan scoring goals at lower tiers. We have given him a chance and he has taken it. That's one goal in two games for Zach, so that's not bad at all. We like him, he is a goalscorer, and he got his head on one. Zach scores all sorts of goals. We were hoping he would be a bit fitter and stronger, so that we could get him up to speed for pre-season, but he is back now and he is effective when he does play.

"Paul Osew has got pace, power, and a great left foot. Perhaps he doesn't do that enough when you see the quality he can produce. With his pace he can knock it past people and they are not going to catch him. He set-up Zach and did well to get some good crosses in during the second-half."

Our manager also talked in his post-match interview about steps taken to eradicate the mistakes that blighted a bold attacking display against Plymouth on Saturday.

"I just wanted us to put the gremlins from Saturday to bed," added Glyn. "We had a long meeting yesterday in the analysis room, just to get over some points about what we need to do better. I felt in the first-half, especially, that we did that.

"There are still things that need eradicating from our game. With three minutes to go after they put the time left up we made a few crazy decisions. No disrespect to Brighton - I thought they were very good tonight - but we could get punished in our division. We still need to get that mentality to see games out and to do things properly from the first minute to the last."

Pic credit: Phil Duncan, Pro Sports Images.

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