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Sam Ricketts previews AFC Wimbledon

15 October 2020

Sam Ricketts previews Town's away fixture with AFC Wimbledon.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club are on the road again this weekend as the Shrews take on AFC Wimbledon at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium – home of QPR.

Town will be looking to secure all three points against the home side as they currently sit 10th in the Sky Bet League One table – having accumulated two wins and two draws.

Sam Ricketts expects a tough test from the Dons and is looking forward to the fixture away from home.

On Wimbledon preparations and busy fixture list:

“We were ready to go before the international break. We would have preferred to play that game because now it’s pushed back in. We now have a game put into what is already a busy period.

“We are going into a very hectic period of time. It’s one which all teams are now trying to get ready for as best they can.  We have a few lads getting closer to a return. In terms of imminently, maybe one or two. We will evaluate that as and when we see fit.”

On the Dons:

Wimbledon are a well-organised team and are similar to us. They work very hard and are very honest. They understand what is asked of them. It will be a good game, a tough game, but one we are looking forward to.

“We are in good spirits. Performance levels and attitudes are positive and we are looking forward to the game. They’ve turned draws into wins, whereas we haven’t. We have been unlucky not to do so and we are in a good space so those results will come.

“We need to concentrate on ourselves and on how we want to play. We need to impose ourselves on the opposition. The main reason for changing the style this year was because games are coming thick and fast.

“We want to be the best we can be at what we do. The pitch feels smaller there but that won't have any bearing on the game."

On the closing transfer window:

“Things can happen at any time. At the minute, there isn’t anything on the cards.”


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