Jon Meades hopes the end of Bayo Akinfenwa’s goal drought has come in the nick of time for AFC Wimbledon.
The Beast came off the bench to head home a late winner at Plymouth on Saturday and keep the Dons’ play-off dreams alive.
It’s a result which propelled Neal Ardley’s side into seventh position and keeps them on course for Wembley with just seven games remaining.
Akinfenwa had not scored since November before grabbing that crucial goal at Home Park and Welshman Meades hopes Beast Mode remains switched on until May.
He told Dons Player: “Everyone knows they’re going to be needed. He’s done a really good job when he came on and he hasn’t scored for a while so that goal will help his confidence. The strikers we’ve got at the club at the moment are doing really well.
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“It’s a great, great result. The boys really had to dig in. The first goal was a great run and ball by Reevesy and a good finish. They scored but we carried on going - that shows the character we’ve got - and B [Akinfenwa] scored the winner at the end.
“The boys are buzzing but we know we’ve got two tough games coming up. We’ve got to make sure we work as hard as that and keep the quality, keep training really well, and see where it takes us. We’re in a great position now.”
Wimbledon entertain Crawley Town at Kingsmeadow on Saturday before a quick turnaround as they travel to Dagenham & Redbridge three days later.
Fixtures with Leyton Orient, Portsmouth, Stevenage and a home game with Newport await before the curtain comes down on another campaign.
The Dons will be hoping that clash with County is not their final call though as they look to make the end-of-season lottery and set up a date under the famous arch.