What AFC Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges had to say about Doncaster Rovers clash

AFC Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges says his side know exactly what to expect when Doncaster Rovers come to town this weekend.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 12:13 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 12:14 pm

Rovers visit Kingsmeadow for the second time in the space of a month with the two sides having already faced off twice this season in the FA Cup.

Hodges admits preparations for Saturday have been easier due to their familiarity with Rovers.

“It’s the third time in seven games that we’ve played them after the cups,” he said.

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AFC Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges
AFC Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges

“I thought we did well in the first games and were unlucky not to beat them.

“I think it does help [that we’ve played them recently]. It’ll help them as well I would think.

“We know what we’re up against. We know what caused their downfall and we know what caused them problems

“We’ve been working on our strengths and exploiting their weaknesses.

“We’re mixing our games up well and having chances to win games.

“Whether it’s Doncaster or whoever it is at home, we aim to win.”

Wimbledon have won four and drawn two of their nine games since Hodges took charge helping them climb out of League One’s relegation zone.

The Dons will be without Will Nightingale, Kwesi Appiah, Anthony Wordsworth and Michael Folivi through injury this weekend.

But nine goal striker Marcus Forss will be available after missing the two cup games with Rovers as part of his loan agreement from Brentford.