BY MATT VERRI
Jack Rudoni insisted Wimbledon have enough quality to beat the drop after they suffered defeat at home to Fleetwood.
The Dons have won just one of their last seven in League One, but the 19-year-old believes there is enough in the squad to justify a positive mood.
“I’m very confident we can not just stay up, but move up the table,” he said.
“I look around in the dressing room, and we’ve got great ability. I felt we dominated the game, but it came down to fine margins and we’ve come out unlucky.
“It’s just about game management at times, and making less mistakes which let the game slip away.
“We can’t dwell on this now, we just need to look at the positives from the game.
“We’ll focus on what we’re going to do, and how we’re going to go about games. We don’t look at how good other teams are or focus on them, we look at ourselves and what we can do to make sure we perform well.”
Despite his side’s defeat, Rudoni shone in just his sixth senior start for the club he has been at since the age of 11.
The midfielder provided the assist for Shane McLoughlin’s first-half equaliser with a brilliant cross after good footwork got him to the byline, and Rudoni is relishing the responsibility of providing for the Dons.
“I just want to do the best for the team to get up the table,” he said.
“That’s about me working hard and doing my defensive duties, and when I get the ball expressing myself. The gaffer tells me when I get on the ball to express myself and create for the team.
“The crowd are great, but when I get the ball all I’m thinking about is blocking the noise out and staying focused.
“I felt I did that all quite well on Saturday, especially for our goal.”
PICTURE BY PAUL EDWARDS