AFC Wimbledon players will be just about shutting their I-Pads having got through another clutch of episodes of Power and Game of Thrones (see video).

Captain Barry Fuller revealed the two American hit series are numbers one and two on the squad's watch-lists as they while away long hours on coach trips to places like Accrington - scene of tonight’s League Two clash.


At the other end of time filling come team-mates Jon Meades and Dannie Bulman, who actually read books. That’s real printed pages, according to Fuller.

Although how they manage it in the confined space is beyond the defender.

“There’s not much quiet,” he added.

'Chill time': Barry Fuller

Card schools still proliferate much as they ever did in football, but Fuller is more for the banter and wind-ups that are part and parcel of football lore.

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He added: “We try have to have a bit of laugh if we can - a bit of chill time. The gaffer does his bit before the game in a hotel, and then it’s down to work.”


In this case, a daunting task of taking on a side currently in the play-off positions.

At least, it’s on a Crown Ground pitch that has yet to suffer the slings, arrows and stud marks that invited criticism from recent seasons.

Warm welcome: Accrington

“Always nice to play Accrington before Christmas,” added Fuller. “You get used to small grounds. And sure it’s nice to play say, Portsmouth because they get big gates.

“But in the end, it’s about rolling up your sleeves and getting a result, and putting to bed Saturday’s match for our away fans who are amazing.

“We always take a few hundred no matter where we go. Hopefully, we can repay them with a good result.”