Friday 19 March 2021

Can Adkins start with a win?

Our flag signed by Curbs is in pride of place as we welcome a new manager

AFC Wimbledon head coach Mark Robinson says he does not focus too much on the opposition as Charlton prepare to make their first visit to the Wombles' new stadium:

One might question whether that is a winning formula with the Wombles in the relegation positions and without a win their last five matches, although they are something of draw specialists. especially away from home.   At home they have won three, drawn three and lost nine.

In their 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic earlier in the week they were notable for missing chances.  Danger man and ex-Addick Joe Piggott was narrowly wide early on.  Ryan Longman was their bright spark, providing a regular source of crosses as well as being a threat on the ball himself.  

In their 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers last Saturday Wimbledon keeper Nik Tzanev was the star man with a series of outstanding saves.

The CAS Trust preview notes their tendency to score late in the game when Charlton are often at their most vulnerable:

In my Badger League prediction at the beginning of the year, I had this down as a 3-1 win which may be hoping for too much.

Desmond from Deal has served notice on Nigel Adkins: 'It was a great start to the week to get rid of Bowyer at last, but Adkins has to prove himself.  He has to earn respect from me and other Charlton fans. I will be watching him carefully for mistakes.'

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