DONS KIDS TO LEARN, SAYS WILL
AFC WIMBLEDON defender Will Nightingale insists he and his young team-mates are the stars of the future – despite their defeat to Plymouth on Tuesday.
Nightingale and fellow academy products Tom Beere, Dan Gallagher, Ben Harrison and David Fitzpatrick form the backbone of a new crop of players who got their chance to impress in midweek.
However, the Dons threw away a two-goal lead in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy to slip to a 3-2 defeat.
But Nightingale, 20, insists that he and his fellow academy products gained some much needed experience.
“We all help each other and encourage each other – we know each other well,” he said.“If someone makes a silly little error, we try to bring them on; we don’t get on their backs.We’ll tell each other we are better than that and can improve.
“The gaffer wants to try to trust us, but it’s not just down to him.We’ve got to do our bit and cannot expect to play unless we’re performing.”