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Rob reveals triple boost

Assistant Head Coach provides latest team news

24 February 2022

Rob Tuvey today revealed that there's a triple squad boost ahead of our game against Doncaster Rovers this weekend.

Alex Woodyard, Ayoub Assal and Jack Rudoni (pictured celebrating his goal at Wycombe) were all involved in training today and are raring to go ahead of our return to the Cherry Red Records Stadium. The trio have been regularly involved for the Dons this season and our Assistant Head Coach is excited by the prospect of bedding them back into the mix.

“With those players coming back it’s exciting for us as well because they’re adding more options into the mix,” said Rob. “We now need to get back firing, playing on the front foot, and really enjoy having the ball again. Ultimately, we’ve got the best job in the world here and we’ve got to go out on Saturday and put our stamp on the game.

“I don’t think you can hide the fact that we’ve been missing five players who probably make up 90 per cent of our starts this season. That’s not to say that the players who came in haven’t done well because they have, but ultimately any team in this league would have a problem with what we’ve experienced.”

Of course, our squad will be keen to put the last two results behind them as we look to get back to winning ways. Rob explained that today’s session was typically upbeat and that the focus is purely on getting back to the type of exciting form that we showed earlier in the season.

“The lads demonstrated the traits that we want to see from a Wimbledon side (in the session), as they always do,” he explained.

“We didn’t play the football that we’ve come to expect this season (against Bolton and Gillingham).

“When you see the decisions that they were making on the ball the other night, that potentially comes from fear. We need to find the source of that fear and continue to have good conversations, as a collective. You can never say that these boys don’t care.”

The return of the aforementioned players provides Robbo and the wider staff with more and more depth to take into this weekend and beyond – a factor which Rob feels can only drive us on.

“We’ve got talent everywhere and it’s important that we remember that,” he stated. "We need to take the shackles off and really go and attack things from the first whistle. I can’t thank the fans enough; they’ve stood by us, and I don’t think that’s happening anywhere else.”

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