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“We did enough to win”

Reaction to another game on the road

7 October 2023

Interviews

“We did enough to win”

Reaction to another game on the road

7 October 2023

Johnnie Jackson feels we could have turned one point into three after the Dons drew 0-0 with Mansfield Town.

A cagey encounter between two of the early season pace setters presented little in the way of clear cut chances, however Wimbledon will wonder what could have been after we saw a James Tilley penalty saved.

In the end we had to settle for a point as both sides cancelled each other out on a day when we extended our unbeaten run to four games.

Here Johnnie discusses the point, another clean sheet and more.

ON THE MATCH…

I thought it was a really good game. Mansfield are a very good team, they’re hard to play against, especially here. I think we’ve gone toe to toe with them and given them a proper game. I feel we should have come away with all three points. We did enough in the game to do that. It was a tremendous performance from the team after the week we’ve had. To come here and play like that makes me really proud. If someone was going to win it, it would’ve been us.

ON THE CLEAN SHEET…

It’s one of the most pleasing things about it because I know how many chances they can create. Their midfield diamond has a lot of good movement and forwards runs. They score a lot in most of the games they play. We limited them to efforts from distance and defended our box really well.

We’ve come up against a lot of different systems this season but this is the first time we faced a diamond. You can get outnumbered in the middle of the pitch if you don’t get your shape right. We did brilliantly. The distances between our lines and our aggression to win it back was first class.

ON FACING BRADFORD CITY…

I can’t wait. I’m loving watching this team play at the moment. I’m enjoying working with the boys and I’m excited when they walk out the tunnel. There’s a real confidence to what we’re doing and a real belief. We’re looking forward to getting back to Plough Lane in front of our home fans. The support again today was magnificent after the crazy amount of travelling we’ve had to do this week.

PICS: Malcolm Bryce (Pro Sports Images)


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