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MANAGER'S PREVIEW | AFC WIMBLEDON (H)

21 January 2022

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink confirmed that Conor Shaughnessy and Jacob Maddox will be available for selection to face AFC Wimbledon tomorrow afternoon at the Pirelli Stadium.

This comes after the pair missed last week’s trip to Gillingham due to minor injuries.

And while Hasselbaink also confirmed that Louis Moult has tested positive for COVID-19 this week, other than that he has a fully fit squad to choose from.

“They both (Shaughnessy and Maddox) trained today and they are ready for selection, both of them will be in the squad," said Hasselbaink.

"Louis Moult has had COVID, otherwise everybody is available."

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game, the manager spoke on the dangers that Wimbledon possess, and that the league table does not reflect their performance as a side.

“The last time we played them it wasn’t a particularly good game," Hasselbaink said, referring to our 1-1 draw at Plough Lane in October.

"We got our noses infront and when you are a good side you (have to) keep your noses infront.

“I think overall, it was two points lost but we have learned from that, we have moved on and we know what the problem was.

“They are a side that, seeing them play, do not deserve to be in the position that they are in the table. They play a lot better than where the table shows.

“They have a lot of energy in the middle of the park, and they press really well. We are in for a tough match."

Speaking on the Brewers home form, Hasselbaink said his side must bring their best to continue that good form.

“We have to bring our A-game," added the Brewers boss.

"We have to be on it and if we can keep playing like the second half against Gillingham then I think we can give them a lot of trouble.

“Every game is different, and every game starts with everybody or nothing, that’s the beauty of football and we can only prepare for the game ahead.

“If everybody turns up and plays their part, then we can achieve some really good things.”


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