‘Our aim is to sneak into the back door of the play-offs’: AFC Wimbledon captain confident for playoff push

AFC Wimbledon captain Barry Fuller feels confident his side can maintain their playoff push ahead of the away trip to high-flying Plymouth Argyle.

The Dons bounced back from a shock defeat to Hartlepool United last week to win at fellow playoff-chasing side Wycombe Wanderers — with two goals from in-form Lyle Taylor enough for the three points.

The result puts Wimbledon 10th in League Two, three places outside the last remaining playoff position but just two points off and with a game in hand over the surrounding sides.

Defender Fuller feels that the experience within the squad could be a crucial factor in getting them over the line.

He said: “Our aim is to sneak into the back door of the play-offs and then who knows?

“We have a few players who have experienced the play-offs before so that could hold us in good stead.”

Wimbledon’s forwards have been bolstered recently by the arrival on loan of Rhys Murphy and along with the prolific Taylor, Tom Elliott and Adebayo Akinfenwa they have a loaded frontline.

Fuller feels confident the competition among strikers can stand his side in good stead during the run-in.

He said:“The manager has good options up front now.

“If you look at any one, two or three of the strikers that the manager chooses they are all experienced and have goals in them.

“I am pretty sure they will all be massive players for us towards the end of the season.”

High-flying Plymouth sit in fourth place level on points with the automatic promotion places and will present a tough challenge for Fuller’s side come tomorrow afternoon.

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