What a win it was for us in midweek against high flyers and league toppers Portsmouth. We managed to hang on till the death and we scraped the three points home in a fantastic defensive performance and now we look on to a different challenge in the form of AFC Wimbledon. The Don’s have a good record against us, we have completed just six times against each other since they became AFC Wimbledon and they have beaten us three times as we have also drawn twice and won just one of our previous meetings. Unfortunately for AFC, they have only managed four wins from twenty-one in the league so we have to make sure we grab the win with all the strength we have to avoid an embarrassing defeat.
Here are some facts for you
Nickname: The Dons/The Wombles
Manager: Wally Downes
Top Scorer: Joe Pigott(7)
Right now, Wimbledon has four former Charlton players in their team Joe Pigott, Scott Wagstaff, Tom Soares and Terell Thomas. In the past Jason Euell, Chris Perry and Carl Leaburn have also played for the Dons.
In team news we will start off with the Dons, top scorer and former Charlton player Joe Pigott will be missing this game out because on a thigh strain. Team Captain Deji Oshilaja is also out with an ankle injury. Liam Trotter and James Hanson are to have fitness tests before the game, so they remain as a doubt. Kwesi Appiah is out with a hamstring injury.
Lyle Taylor is a doubt with a foot injury for us but there’s more chance him playing than not. Mark Marshall is set to be assessed alongside Krystian Bielik. Karlan Grant looks to be out with a hamstring injury which was suffered in midweek against Portsmouth so hopefully a quick recovery for him.
For my prediction I think we should walk this one, we won’t have our strongest team on the day but this a chance for a lot of players to cement their position in the team, because Wimbledon is a very bad injury hit and we could use that to our advantage, so I reckon a 3-0 is on the cards.
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