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The opposition's view with Deji Oshilaja

Former Dons Player of the Year gave us his thoughts on Saturday's draw

3 October 2021

Our former Player of the Year Deji Oshilaja warned his new side Burton Albion they’d be in for a battle, having watched The Dons just a few weeks ago.

Deji joined our WDON commentary team for our 3-1 victory over Oxford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium last month, but on this occasion the Brewers defender came away with only a point - as we put in another improved second half performance, following a well-taken late equaliser by Luke McCormick.

“I thought you guys started the second half really well,” said Deji. “We knew the crowd was going to get behind them, we knew it was going to be a bit more cagey, so we had to weather that. It was an unfortunate pass, but we took our goal well. Obviously to concede so late was disappointing, but it was a great finish from the boy to be fair.

“They’ve got a good energy and a lot of pace in the team. We knew we had to work hard. I went back and told them – we must be wary of them regardless of where they are and hopefully, if we apply ourselves properly, get the three points, but it wasn’t meant to be today.

“It was a good game, a difficult game. The gaffer (Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink) and the staff analysed the qualities that Wimbledon have, and I know them personally. I think a draw is a fair result.

“You could hear the fans throughout the game. Hats off to both sets of supporters to come out in this weather and make the game interesting for us and for AFC Wimbledon. The fans here are great, I know that already, so we thank them for making the game a bit livelier!”

You can see the full interview with former AFC Wimbledon defender Deji Oshilaja below - with his views on the game as a Burton player – via the link to our official YouTube channel.


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