AFC Wimbledon home form key for successful season says skipper ahead of clash with basement boys

AFC Wimbledon v Tranmere Rovers @ The Cherry Red Records Stadium

Saturday, 25 October 2014 @ 3pm

AFC Wimbledon captain Alan Bennett believes the team can get promoted this season if they maintain their solid home form.

The Dons host bottom of the table Tranmere Rovers, who have not won a game since August 30, at Kingsmeadow on Saturday.

And Bennett, 33, wants his side to preserve their unbeaten run of five home games, including Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Plymouth.

He said: “The team has been strong at home recently and if we win on Saturday, we’ll put ourselves in the promotion hunt.”

Wimbledon are on 19 points and sit 12th in League Two, four points off seventh-placed Morecambe in the standings.

Manager Neal Ardley has no new injury concerns and should have a full team available, although midfielder Tom Beere faces a late fitness test.

Ardley has echoed his captain’s sentiments on the club website and added that there is no room for complacency.

He said: “They have a new manager and that always gives the team a lift. We cannot let our standards drop.”

Micky Adams took over at Tranmere on October 20 following the dismissal of Rob Edwards, and earned a point in his first game against Mansfield.

Tranmere will be making the 228-mile trip to London aiming to end to their dismal run and earn a first win under their new manager.

Star man: Adebayo Akinfenwa – ‘The Beast’ scored twice in the Dons’ last home victory, making it seven goals and three assists in all competitions this season.

Danger man: Max Power – the ever-present midfielder has scored twice and made two goals in all competitions this term.

Previous meeting – This is the first ever league meeting between the two sides.

Feature image courtesy of Wimbledon TV


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