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Dons to make decision on key defender

Team news for the trip to Wiltshire

12 April 2024

Match Previews

Dons to make decision on key defender

Team news for the trip to Wiltshire

12 April 2024

Johnnie Jackson will make a late call on Jack Currie before tomorrow afternoon’s League Two match against Swindon Town at the County Ground.

The defender had to come off in the 37th minute of last Saturday’s victory over Salford City following a clash of heads. Our manager gave an update on Jack, ahead of setting off with a strong Dons following on Saturday.

“Jack got a nasty whack on the nose,” said Johnnie after training at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. “He did his best to play through it, but was unable to. He’s only had a bit part in training this week and he’s still pretty beaten up and sore, so we’ll have a look at the situation and see where we go with it.”

You can listen to everything Johnnie had to say at Plough Lane below.

Johnnie also gave the latest on two of his midfielders.

“Harry Pell is still going to be missing for the weekend with a calf injury,” said Johnnie. “He’s progressing, but running out of time as far as the season is concerned. He’ll miss out, whether we’ll have him involved for the last two games, we’ll wait and see.

“Morgan Williams (back) has done some light work on his own and with the physios and sports science boys, but he’s unable to join in any of the sessions yet.”

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Our manager is delighted that we head to Wiltshire with the future secured of our Lebanese international forward Omar Bugiel.

“We’ve made a big commitment to him with the offer that we made, and he’s made a big commitment to us by signing the deal and staying with us for two years,” said Johnnie. “We’re really pleased to have that one wrapped up.

“We’d been speaking about it for the last few weeks, and we’d had some really good conversations. I’ve known all along that he’s wanted to be a part of what we’re doing. I’ve got a great relationship with him: we both enjoy working together and he loves being at this football club.”


Johnnie also paid tribute to Joe Kinnear, following the sad news of his passing last Sunday, with both having played for Tottenham, and managed Wimbledon.

“I was lucky enough to meet Joe a few times and played against one of his sides when he was Luton’s manager,” said Johnnie. “I remember that specifically.

“He was an absolute gentleman, first and foremost. What he did for this football club is without parallel really. It was a sad day for us all, but we have fond memories, the football club, especially, of Joe.

“We send our condolences to his family.”

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