NEAL Ardley is hoping to get AFC Wimbledon's survival bid back on track against Bristol Rovers.
The Dons travel to the Memorial Stadium under renewed threat of relegation following a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Barnet on Easter Monday.
Things are hotting up at the foot of the League Two table and John Ward's side, who found themselves in the drop zone not too long ago, will pose difficult opposition.
But Ardley is confident his team have the mental strength to bounce back from the setback against the Bees this week and is hoping they can show it on Saturday.
“We'll rally the troops,” Ardley said. “They're disappointed in there [the dressing room]. It's my job to take them forward and we've got tough games. Bristol Rovers are a good team in form. All the games are tough but they're all winnable - and all losable.
“We're at that stage of the season now where you need your boys to be mentally and physically strong. I said that with 15 games to go – and we have been – but we need to stick to that. We need to stay strong and pick up the points we need.”
The Pirates head into the clash with Wimbledon on the back of a convincing 4-2 away win at Dagenham & Redbridge.
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