JACK Midson opened his account for the season against Burton – but only after some home truths from AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley.
Ardley was delighted with his star striker's contribution against the Brewers as he scored the Dons' decisive second goal in a 3-1 win over their 10-man opponents.
It has taken Midson 10 games to find the net this term – far longer than last season when he got off the mark on the opening day of the League Two campaign.
He has had spells on the bench in recent weeks and Ardley admitted he spoke with the forward after what he called 'a slow pre-season' for Midson.
The Dons boss has been pleased with Midson's response and attitude in training and feels the hard-working will now start to pay off for the Wimbledon number 10.
“I'm over the moon with Jack,” Ardley said.
“Jack had a slow pre-season for me and I told him, I get on well with Jack. I told him he needs to get that edge back in his game and he's got that edge back.
“I pulled him when I left him out after the first couple of games and told him he needed to get that edge back. Since then, not moaned once, trained like a consummate pro, and was brilliant.
“But at that point the team was playing well so he knew he had to bide his time and keep it going. He did, he's trained well, and Jack was right at it.
“I was delighted for him to get his goal, I know how much it means to him, and hopefully that will be the start of a run for him.”
Midson banged in 15 goals for the Dons in 48 appearances in the Blue shirt last season.
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