May 25 2013 Latest news:
Adam Harwood, AFC Wimbledon correspondent
Monday, March 26, 2012
AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Burton Albion
AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has said his team are just three points away from definitely securing League Two status for next season, although his team are all but there after a comprehensive victory against Burton Albion on Saturday.
Goals from Luke Moore, George Moncur, Byron Harrison and Sammy Moore gave the scoreline a slightly one-sided look in the Wimbledon favour, but Brown was delighted to see his side keep their first home clean sheet of the season.
“I thought 4-0 flattered us at the end, and it was nowhere near our best performance”, said the Wimbledon boss. “I was particularly delighted for Byron Harrison to get his first goal for the club.”
“I’ve been pressurising the midfield players to get us more goals. All my players have given me everything they can in every single game, and let’s hope that we can build on this.”
“The target was always 50 [points], nothing changes. We’ve got seven games left, and let’s hope we can get to the 50 in the next couple of games. The fear of relegation stops you playing a little, and I hope that we’ve got that monkey off our back.”
Brown is sweating over the fitness of in-form on loan Brentford defender Pim Balkestein.
“Pim’s picked up a nasty knock,” he said. “We’re not sure if he’s broken his toe or not, but he was really struggling for the whole game.”
Brown confirmed that if Balkestein has broken his toe, that would likely signal the end of his loan spell at the club.
AFC Wimbledon: Brown, Hatton, Mitchel-King, Balkestein, Gwillim, Jolley, S Moore, Knott (Harrison), Moncur, Midson, L Moore (Wellard)