Ollie Palmer put months of injury frustration behind him to earn Wimbledon a point on Saturday, and now the powerful striker has set his sights on the run-in to the season.
“I actually walked off from the Bristol Rovers game in tears,” said Ollie after his 93rd minute goal clinched a point for the Dons at Bloomfield Road. “It had been setback after setback and a long nine months out. To then have another setback was tough.
“The last eight weeks had been hard; I’ve been horrible to live with at home for my family. It’s part and parcel of the job, but to comeback today after such a long time – feeling good, feeling fit – and to get the goal was a good moment.”
Having boosted our chances with a second point on the road from a tough week, a rejuvenated Ollie wants to make up for lost time and help Wimbledon climb the League One table – with Burton next up when they visit Plough Lane on Tuesday evening.
“We’re improving, we’re trying to develop under the guidance of Robbo,” said Ollie. “If we back this up on Tuesday night with a win, it will be a really good point away from home. We need to beat the teams around us – that’s important. With a run of home games, we can try and make Plough Lane a fortress and make it a fearful place for other teams to come to.
“I just want to get as many minutes as possible and as many wins as I can under my belt, between now and the end of the season. It’s a shame it wasn’t a winner and the lads are really disappointed it wasn’t, as we felt we should have won, but it’s something to build on and we have a good run of home games coming up.
“Everything is positive, and everything is on the front foot under Robbo and I think you can see that in the way we play. If we can keep building on that, as we showed in the victory against Gillingham, we had a solid foundation about us for ninety minutes.”
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