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Opposition View: AFC Wimbledon

18 April 2019

We take a detailed look at Friday's opponents.

Press Talk...

Ahead of the encounter, Walley Downes told iFollow AFC Wimbledon that the spirit is high in the Dons' camp after a recent run of good form, "The players have to be relaxed, focused, and they have got to be happy. They’ve got to be enjoying what they are doing. That applies to my staff and also everyone that comes to the games. We are playing well and we can be a part of something that’s really good. We’ve got to enjoy what we are doing and look forward to every game as it comes."

Speaking directly about Rovers, Dawes said, "“One of their strikers (Jonson Clarke-Harris) has been on a really good run, he’s got 12 goals in 13 games I think it is, and they’ve had a good run. Then they dipped off and won again on Saturday, so they will be buoyant, but we are really looking forward to the game. Everyone is in a bright mood and glad to be a part of what we are doing.”

Star Man...

Joe Pigott leads the line and the goalscoring charts for AFC Wimbledon this season, with 13 goals in all competitions; not bad going for a team that's been in the relegation mire for the whole campaign. The 25-year old has three goals in his last six games, his latest coming in the 1-1 draw at home to Accrington Stanley at the start of March. This is Pigott's first full campaign with the Dons, having joined from non-league outfit Maidstone United in January 2018. 

Stat Attack...

No one has been worse on their home turf in SkyBet League One than AFC Wimbledon this season, who have managed just 19 points out of possible 63 this term. Goals have been the main issue, with the South London side averaging just one per game and picking up just five wins in total from the 2018/19 campaign at home. 

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