Adam Barrett says consistency will be the key to AFC Wimbledon’s success this season as they battle to put an early run of results together in the league, writes Richard Warwick.
After a promising start, picking up a point against Shrewsbury and wins against Luton and Southend, the Dons have tasted defeat in their last two Sky Bet League Two games.
But Barrett, who scored an absolute screamer in a dramatic win JPT win over the Shrimpers on Tuesday night, is confident that with a little more work, results will follow - starting with their two upcoming road games at Carlisle and Accrington Stanley.
“It’s a long, long season. We’ve been a little bit inconsistent at the start but also, no one would have thought we’d get points at Luton, Southend and Shrewsbury,” said the veteran defender.
“We’ve only just started the season and have had some difficult games on paper. We’ve had some fantastic results and we’ve had some disappointing ones.
“We’ve got a long away trip coming up and some important league games, so we want to knuckle down and make sure we come back with some points.
“We just don’t seem to be able to sustain it for the full 90 minutes at times this season. We’ve got to be more solid as a team; front to back, and we’ve got to work on playing more in our units.”
Barrett, brought in as cover for the injured Andy Frampton, is keen to see boss Neal Ardley deliver on his wish to bring in some fresh faces on loan and give the team a boost.
Barrett said: “I’ve been in the game for a long while now and a fresh face coming in can be great and can give the place a lift.
“Every team in every league can improve and if the gaffer thinks there’s a need to bring more players in to improve the team, then I’m sure he’ll do all he can to do that.
“If it makes the squad stronger then it can only be a positive. It’s all about competition and fighting for your shirt, so the more you have around the squad the better it’s going to be.”