AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley thanked Kevin Sainte-Luce for producing the magic that helped his side earn their first home League Two victory since November against Exeter City this afternoon.
Jack Midson scored an own goal with just three minutes on the clock before Luke Moore levelled and Midson found the net at the right end in the second-half to wrap up the points.
But it was the introduction of Sainte-Luce, who replaced Moore for the final 20 minutes, which sparked the strong Dons finish to secure all three points against the Grecians.
The former Cardiff City winger was a real bundle of energy down the right, laying on the winning goal for Midson, and almost adding one of his own late on following a sensational run through the middle.
Ardley, who worked with the youngster at the Bluebirds academy, knows the 20-year-old better than most and believes he can be deadly when used off the bench - although he admits with displays like this it’s getting harder not to pick him from the start.
He said: “We're working hard on Kevin, trying to get the consistency in his performances so that he can start games when they are tighter and more intense, so he knows where the space is and knows when to get on the ball and not run around and get caught.
“When the game stretches, like it did today, you throw him on and you know he's going to cause problems. We needed that bit of inspiration today, that bit of magic, because we knew it was always going to be a close game and not much between the teams. It was always going to be about who could create that moment and Kevin produced it for us.”
Ardley was also pleased to see Midson finish with a flourish after his mistake at the start, however he was also quick to praise on-loan Middlesbrough striker Charlie Wyke for his enthusiasm.
He added: “We wanted to start the game on the front-foot, real tempo, and get the crowd up. They started with the same idea and before you know it, you've played 25 minutes and you haven't won a battle. As the game wore on we started to get a foothold in it.
“It's great when your strikers do positive things for us. I thought Charlie Wyke did well today in tough conditions. What he did for the first goal was great. Jack's done great for the second goal. We're just relieved to come away with the points today.”