AFC Wimbledon: Ardley and co hope struggles at surface level are not a case of deja vu
by Tim Ashton, yourlocalguardian.co.uk, 15 Jan 2016
AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has been relying on his neighbours this past two weeks, but it has come at a price.
The Dons Windsor Avenue training base has been virtually unusable due to waterlogged pitches, so Ardley took his men to Sutton United’s 3G pitch.
However, despite being lauded as the future of football, the artificial surface has not helped Ardley maintain the positive momentum built up prior to an enforced two-week break because not all the players can train on it.
Moreover, striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has suffered a tweak in a back injury after training on the 3G, and while he will be fit for the visit of Mansfield Town this weekend it has left Ardley hoping history does not repeat itself.
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AFC Wimbledon ace Robinson: We are getting the winning mentality
South London Press, Thursday, 14 January 2016, By Toby Porter
PAUL Robinson believes AFC Wimbledon are finally settling into the style to get them into the play-offs.
Neal Ardley’s team now have just two defeats in their last 12 League Two games.
But a string of draws meant they had not recorded a victory in seven games until they won twice on the bounce in their last two.
Centre-back Robinson, a captain for more than five years at Millwall and promoted with them after scoring the winner in the 2010 play-off final, can now see them mounting a challenge for the knock-outs.
“We have a decent squad with some good players, with the right mix of youth and experience,” he said. “But it is quite new - there were a few came in during the summer.
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AFC Wimbledon striker reinventing himself at Kingsmeadow
getwestlondon.co.uk, 13 JAN 2016, BY MATT LEWIS
Tom Elliott admits he is still very much a work in progress as he develops his game
AFC Wimbledon have had an extended break ahead of this weekend’s visit of Mansfield and few on the training ground will have worked harder than Tom Elliott.http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/fo ... f-10725787