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Thomas Pleased With Point At AFC Wimbledon

16 October 2016

Town midfielder Conor Thomas declared himself happy with the point secured in the 0-0 draw away at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.


The Reds really had to dig-in and show a tough underbelly to keep the in-form Dons at bay and return to Wiltshire with a point, and Thomas now wants to push on and build on yesterday’s result.


“We’ve been struggling with injuries and we had to tweak the formation on Saturday, but the lads that came in were fantastic,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk.


“Wimbledon is a tough place to go. We knew how they wanted to play and they have done really well recently, you only had to watch the game against Oxford United last week to see how dominant they were.


“We will take a clean sheet and hopefully it gives us something to build on now.  


“Wimbledon are a really big, physical and strong team so if we can match the football side of it with being solid without the ball then we can be a real threat in this league.


“Recent results haven’t been good enough but we got a clean sheet yesterday and it is something to build on now.


“If we can play like that and add a few goals we’ll be fine.”


Thomas produced a superb display as a central defender yesterday, despite not being a natural in that position, and the 22-year-old was quick to heap praise on defensive partner Nathan Thompson for helping to guide him through the game.


“I couldn’t believe that Nathan is not a natural centre-half – I only got told that the other day,” he continued.


“When he is back there he is so solid for us and we can really rely on him. As the other back-three were quite young, we owe a lot to Nathan for helping us out and being able to rely on him helping us through the game.”


Finally, the midfielder had his say on AFC Wimbledon’s controversial penalty which was superbly kept out by Lawrence Vigouroux in the first-half after Thomas was adjudged to have brought down Tom Elliott inside the area.


“It wasn’t a penalty. The lad dived and then he came and apologised to me after and admitted that he dived,” Thomas continued.


“I asked the linesman if he saw it, he said he didn’t and the referee thought I made contact with him.


“That sums up the luck we’ve been having so far this season, but thankfully Lawrence (Vigouroux) made a great save and it was justice in the end.”


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