Wally Downes: We won’t be found wanting if Dons face another League One survival fight

BY DANIEL MARSH

Wally Downes insists his AFC Wimbledon team will not be found wanting if they are embroiled in another relegation battle this season.

The Dons slid a place to second bottom of the League One table – with only troubled Bolton (who were docked 12 points) below them in the current standings. Both sides remain the only teams in the league without a win this season.

However, the Dons manager is adamant that his side will be raring to bounce back from another testing result against Bristol Rovers, and that both him and the players will be doing all they can to keep morale up in the camp despite a torrid start to the campaign.

“That’s exactly what they’ve got to do,” said the Dons chief.

“It’s my job to lead them through this adversity, but they’re professional footballers. They’ll be disappointed now, but we’ll come in again Monday and we’ll go again.

“Not even a quarter of the season’s gone yet, we’re ready to go again. We’ll be battling away – we’ll fight till the end. Last season it took us until the 93rd minute to stay up, so we’re not worried about having any sort of fight or battle to stay up and we won’t be found wanting if one’s required. “

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