CRUNCH TIME FOR ARDLEY AT DONS
NEAL Ardley has hinted he may step away from AFC Wimbledon if he fails to improve on his side’s league position.
Before this weekend’s fixtures, the Dons sat 14th in League Two, one place above where they finished last term.
That modest position does represent progress of sorts – Wimbledon were seven places lower when Ardley, 43, took the job in October 2012.
The former Wimbledon player went on to help them secure their Football League status on the last day of the 2012/13 season, and took them to 20th in League Two the season after.
But the 43-year-old admitted the growth made by his side so far in his reign is not up to the standards he would have expected when he first took over.
“I’m a massive fan and I have a lot of history with this club,” Ardley said.
“I am delighted I’m here, but by the end of the season I need to bring excitement to the other end of the table.
“The league position tells you we haven’t made progress, but we’ve got a better team and a better infrastructure.
“But if I haven’t brought success, I probably haven’t done well enough.”
DETERMINED: Neal Ardley