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Fitness check on striker ahead of trip to Lincoln

An update from Rob Tuvey with away match up next

18 October 2021

Aaron Pressley’s fitness will be assessed before the away match at Lincoln City on Tuesday night.

The on-loan Brentford forward was only deemed fit enough for a cameo role in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday after straining his quad in the week leading up to the game.

Rob Tuvey said: “We will have a look at Aaron again to see how he is, just to see if there was any reaction after Saturday. Apart from him, everyone else (from Saturday) is good, and we are ready to go."

Lincoln City are one point ahead of us heading into the game after their 2-1 home victory against Charlton Athletic. Of course, last season manager Michael Appleton led them into the play-off final, but our Assistant Head Coach said that the Dons will go there with attacking intent.

“They always play good football, they always look to try and play fast tempo, and they’ve got really good attacking options as well,” said Rob. “I watched their game back on Saturday, and they fully deserved their win. They are a good side, you can tell that Michael has a real style of play, and we’ve seen that over the last year. They play some really good stuff. We know that we will have to be at our best.

“We are well aware of their threat, but we want to go there and try to impose our style and take the game to them, like we have done in our previous games. We’ve worked on ways that we can hurt them. Hopefully, we can go there and put our stamp on the game and really put them on the back foot. What we’ve got in this team is a great mixture, which allows us to play through, around or over the opposition to keep them guessing. It’s about the players identifying  the problem and coming up with solutions.”

For the second time in three weeks, the Dons are faced with a long Tuesday night away trip, and Rob praised our supporters for backing the team so passionately.

“We know that it’s a long journey on a Tuesday night, but the support we had at Rotherham was absolutely superb. The atmosphere on Saturday at the end of the game was unbelievable, and the players were talking today about how great the atmosphere was. We are so grateful to anyone if they can travel, and we feel that we can give them something to be pleased about.”

Click on the link below to listen to Rob Cornell’s full interview with our Assistant Head Coach.


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