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Terell clapped back onto training pitch as Dons gear up for Oxford

Rob Tuvey on preparations for Tuesday’s game

19 April 2021

Rob Tuvey reported that the Dons are raring to go for Oxford on Tuesday night with no fresh injury concerns heading into the game.

Speaking at the training ground today, our first-team coach said: "Everyone from Saturday is fit. A couple of the players have been off their feet today due to bumps and bruises that needed to be taken care of, but everyone is raring to go."

Following the impressive 4-1 victory versus Swindon, the feel-good factor continued at the training ground today with Terell Thomas and Shayon Harrison both returning to training after being out long-term.

"It was the first session of being out on the grass and having full contact for Terell and Shayon, which was fantastic to see. It's so good to have Terell back because he is such a big personality in the squad. We are really glad to have the two of them back as it will make the squad stronger. Shayon is a bit ahead of Terell, so he will be looking to get minutes in the London Senior Cup against Balham on Thursday. Terell will be another week or two, but we are really pleased to have him back, and it was nice that Robbo got the lads to clap him in before training today. 

"With Shayon, there is a talent that we are really excited about. We really like his movement and he has got a real eye for goal. You look at the forward options now, and we have some really good competition up there. The competition for places is hotting up and that's what we want."

The Dons face Oxford for the fourth time this season on Tuesday with the U's coming out on top on those three previous occasions, but Rob believes Wimbledon are a different side heading into this one.

"The way that we are approaching games is completely different now. The threat that we pose Oxford is completely different now. Yes, we have to do our homework on Oxford, but it is always 80 per cent about us, and we will be looking at how we can take the game to Oxford. All the problems they can pose we are aware of, but it's all about us. 

"We honestly believe that we can beat anyone in this division. We have to go and take games to teams and put them on the back foot, like we have in the last three games. If we do that we are a match for anyone. We are exciting to watch, but the standards have been set and the challenge for the players is to keep it going."

Keep an eye on our social media channels and the official website a bit later for an extensive interview with Terell Thomas. 


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