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Dobson: The job is not done yet

Midfielder ready for Portsmouth challenge

30 April 2021

George Dobson has warned his team-mates that there’s still work to do in the survival battle, as the Dons prepare to face play-off hopefuls Portsmouth.

The 23-year-old midfielder is determined to end his successful loan spell here on a high, and he’s encouraged by the prolific form shown during April.

“Since It has all clicked together we’ve scored a lot of goals,” said George. “We’ve scored 17 goals in six games, so it has been a great run. When Ollie has been playing he has taken a bit of pressure off Pigs, who has been able to play his normal game. The whole attacking four have looked a real threat, but the job is not done yet. We’ve got to go into the game on Saturday against Portsmouth and make sure that we finish it off.

“Robbo has said it before, but the most important thing is the performances. If you are performing consistently, the results will follow, as they have. We’ve obviously got two tough games to finish, but with the way we’ve been playing we shouldn’t fear anyone. It will be a good game against Portsmouth and it’s one we are looking forward to. Hopefully, we can secure our survival at the weekend and then look to build on that. This club shouldn’t be in the position it is near the bottom. The club should be looking further up the table, so hopefully this can be the turning point after securing safety.

“In the first-half against Ipswich we could have been three or four goals up, so that game should have been put to bed. On Tuesday we played some really good stuff at times, but conceding from three set pieces just isn’t good enough from everyone, including me. That’s something we have to work back on because we had been really strong at set pieces. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen again on Saturday. We are in a good position to pick-up three points.”

The on-loan Sunderland midfielder added that Wimbledon has been a great place to reignite his career – and he would be open to staying here longer.

“I have loved being here, I’ve really enjoyed my spell here so far. It’s a great football club and the stadium is really good. Even though I haven’t met the fans, you can tell because the club is owned by them, that it’s one big community, so it’s s special place to play football. I have really enjoyed it. I don’t know what’s going to happen with Sunderland in the summer, but it (staying here) is something I’d be open to. With any footballer when you are playing and enjoying it there’s nothing better. I have loved my time here, so I will just have to see what happens.

“We want to get the job done in the next two games for the club to be in League One next season. Then the club will be able to kick on again, which is massive. I have been trying my best to help with that and I will continue to do that for the last two games.”

Click on the link below to watch Rob Cornell’s full interview with George.


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