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Robbo backs Ethan to shine after his goal at Oxford

Attacking midfielder was back in the groove in midweek

5 February 2021

Mark Robinson played a part in bringing Ethan Chislett to AFC Wimbledon – and our Interim Manager believes that the midfielder can be a key attacking asset during the run-in.

Ethan (pictured scoring at Oxford on Tuesday) was a real positive to emerge from that defeat in the Papa John’s Trophy and Robbo feels he’s capable of producing such form on a regular basis.

Speaking ahead of the trip to Wigan on Saturday, Robbo said: “I watched Ethan when he was at Met Police a couple of years ago. When Wally was here he asked me to do a report on him and I flagged up then that I really liked him as a player. He played deeper then at Met Police and he was a real give-and-go midfielder. He gets the ball, plays around people, and goes again. That’s his asset. You look at him physically, and think ‘can he do it a bit deeper?’ I don’t know. If you pass and you move quickly the physical side is irrelevant. It’s just a matter of whether he can compete off the ball. I see him slightly differently, though I can see him in the advanced role. With the way we want to play, him dropping off and being a give-and-go player could be an asset. I think he enjoys that because he’s bright and intelligent, so I think he can flourish in that way.”

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