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Glyn pleased with attacking edge after opening day thriller

Manager’s reaction after 2-2 draw

12 September 2020

Glyn Hodges felt that his side’s attacking display at Northampton is something to build on for the rest of this season.

The Dons had to settle for a point in the end at Northampton after Wimbledon's bold attacking had threatened to take the game away from Northampton.

Speaking in his post-match interview, our manager said: "It's a big positive. The boys are happy, though they are probably a little bit disappointed, but we will move forward and look forward to a good week of work leading up to our next game.

"It was what we expected, you come here and it's a battle. You have to stand up to their threat and the way that they play and we did that. What a great start and it gives you that confidence to take it forward, but credit to them as they came back twice. The boys are disappointed in there as they felt we could have got all three points.

"Both the ex-Met Police players have scored today, so they will be proud down there. Both were great finishes. The combination play for Nesta's goal was brilliant. We kept getting into those areas and I always felt that if we did that we would be a threat. I like Ryan (Longman) as I think he gives us another dimension. He stretches teams, and he gets in there. He showed great composure for the first goal, he could have slashed at it, but he put an intelligent ball into the box. I think he will be a thorn in the side of a lot of teams."

Glyn felt that a lack of experience perhaps cost his side all three points.

"Sometimes we got caught up in the game, we got a bit rash, and needed to be calm. That's probably the inexperience, that they want to do so well. Sometimes they need to take a breath and calm down, so that they relax and play.

"I was disappointed with the manner of the goals. They wanted us to make mistakes and we've gifted them the goals. That's part of the game: making less mistakes than the opposition. There were little things that we put into place that I knew playing against them we would find difficult, and we addressed that."

Pic credit: Dennis Goodwin, Pro Sports Images.

Take a look below at the full interview with Glyn.

 


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