‘We are more than capable of getting what we need’: AFC Wimbledon boss in good spirits for Morecambe match

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley is adamant his side’s fortunes will turn around in their fight for promotion against Morecambe today.

Wimbledon come into the game having not won in four matches and sit just inside the playoff positions on 53 points.

Their last four League Two matches have been against teams above them and results have not gone their way.

Neal Ardley said: “A while back we won seven out of eight and got ourselves into a great position.

“Now we have lost two out of four, but if you look at the performances against Oxford, Northampton and certainly the other night, they have been decent.

“We have been punished by the top teams to a degree when we’ve not got things right.

“Maybe that’s the difference, but I want the players to believe they can beat the top teams.

“We are certainly out-performing these teams in the stats, but we just need to tidy up at both ends of the pitch and the players will do that.

“We are more than capable of getting what we need, regardless of Saturday’s result, and we go there in good spirits.”

Morecambe sit 18th in the league and have failed to win since the middle of January.

Earlier in the season Morecambe won 5-2 at Kingsmeadow and Ardley praised the opponents attacking display.

Ardley added: “Morecambe always seem to come out of the blocks at the start of the season and they gave us a bit of a counter-attacking show at our place.

“Their finishing was outstanding on the day.”

Ardley will check on the fitness of striker Tom Elliott, who is “50-50”, after being withdrawn with a hamstring injury against Bristol Rovers.

George Francomb has shaken off his dead leg and is available for selection but Connor Smith is ruled out with a thigh injury.

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