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Wimbledon look to complete the double

Robbo aims for a first victory at Bloomfield Road

5 March 2021

Wimbledon go in search of a first win at Bloomfield Road since our return to the Football League, when we face hosts Blackpool on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

We’ve already picked up seven points under the guidance of new Head Coach Mark Robinson, since he took over the reins on an interim basis initially at the start of last month. Our latest point came on Tuesday night from the draw at Shrewsbury Town, with Robbo having recorded victories away to Wigan Athletic and against Gillingham at Plough Lane.

Blackpool, managed by Neil Critchley, are in good form. A win for the Seasiders could see them move into the top ten. They’ve only lost twice in League One this year. Our aim is to move out of the relegation zone, before we face another important game at home to eighteenth place Burton next Tuesday night.

Rob Tuvey (First Team Coach)

“Our focus is to come in and be the best version of us each day and to take each game as it comes. When we go into any game we believe that we can win. I thought the other night, against Shrewsbury, it was two points dropped. We want to get three points in every game. We’re not setting up to get a draw somewhere and that’s been the same for every game since we took charge. We believe that we’re good enough to go and get three points anywhere in this league and that’s our aim.”

Neil Critchley

“The new manager (Mark Robinson) has come in and tried to implement a different style of game, which can take time. We know from early on in the season, that they have some good players. If we’re not prepared, then teams can beat you in this league. Wimbledon will be looking to back their good point up from mid-week with another good result.”

Previous Meetings

AFC Wimbledon have lost all three of their previous visits to Blackpool since 2017 and we’ll also be looking to score at Bloomfield Road for the first time since our return to the Football League. A win though would also complete a double over Blackpool this season, with Callum Reilly’s goal the difference between the two sides when we met at our temporary home of the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (Loftus Road) at the end of October.

Form guide (last six in all comps, starting with most recent)

Blackpool – DWWWLW

AFC Wimbledon - DLWLWL

Last time out

Blackpool 1, Crewe Alexandra 1

Shrewsbury Town 1. AFC Wimbledon 1

Top scorers

Blackpool – Jerry Yates (13)

AFC Wimbledon – Joe Pigott (15)

Match coverage

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