AFC Wimbledon first team coach Simon Bassey has called on the team to “put it right” against Rochdale tonight after Saturday's disappointing defeat to Southend United.
The Dons lost 2-0, but in truth were well beaten by the Essex team in what was a lacklustre performance at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
However, Neal Ardley's men are back in action at their home ground tonight (Tuesday) as they host play-off chasing Rochdale.
And club stalwart Bassey insists the team are keen to put Saturday's defeat behind them as they look to finish as high up the League One table as possible.
“The players came back in yesterday and they were in good spirits. We have a good group: they do work hard, they do care, and they put the effort in. Now they have to dust themselves down and go again. It was a bad 45 minutes on Saturday and we have to put it right. Rochdale are a good side and Keith Hill has done a fantastic job there. We know what sort of game it will be as the staff do a lot of work to analyse the opposition. That will be relayed to the players.
“It is our home game on our pitch and it is tight. We hope to be in good shape for it. We set a target in terms of 52 points being enough to keep us up, but we want to win every game, especially after Saturday. We were really disappointed with that so we’ll be focused and we’ll be going for the three points.
“If anyone would have said at the start of the season that we would be 13th with seven games to go and in no real danger of being in a relegation battle, we would have been happy with that. We’ve put in some really good performances and had great days. Yes, we’ve had some disappointing ones as well, but so far it’s been a really good season from everyone.”