NEAL Ardley is keeping his feet on the ground despite AFC Wimbledon's terrific start to the season.
The Dons are flying high in the League Two automatic promotion places on 16 points after the opening eight fixtures.
But after last season's relegation battle, where Wimbledon took the battle to the final day against Fleetwood, Ardley isn't getting carried away.
He wants the Dons to match last season's 53-point haul and won't look any further than that as he prepares to take his boys to Cheltenham this weekend.
“34 [points] to go,” Ardley said when asked about a points target. “Actually after last season let's say 37 to go. We'll get them and then try to finish as high as we possibly can.
“Last season there were teams that had a great start and ended up in a relegation fight. If we're then with 10 games to go then we'll start talking about being ready to have a crack at this.
“Lets keep everyone grounded, keep working hard and keep bouncing back every time we have a defeat. That's the important thing – not to go on runs of defeats.”
Cheltenham welcome the Dons this weekend on the back of a 4-2 defeat at Torquay.
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