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All eyes firmly fixed on AFC Wimbledon says O'Carroll

14 January 2022

Assistant Manager Diarmuid O’Carroll says all eyes are firmly fixed on Saturday’s game against AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One.

The Shrimps came within 15 minutes of a sensational upset against Tottenham Hotspur in the Third Round of Emirates FA Cup on Sunday, but were eventually beaten by three-goals-to-one.

O’Carroll says that game is now a distant memory and the lads have looked sharp in training ahead of a huge game at Plough Lane. 

He said: “The players were a little bit stiff, they covered some serious distance on Sunday, it was huge intensity against top, top players, but their heads have been on Wimbledon since Monday. 

“We let them have a day with their families to soak it in and they have come back with their heads on and straight back on it, this is massive now, the Tottenham game was always a bonus, now we kick on. 

“We have tried to learn from every game that we have been in, you have to learn from those games against your likes of Wimbledon and Wycombe’s where you come up on the wrong side of the result, small tweaks here and there but I am confident you’ll see us move up the table shortly.”

Manager Stephen Robinson will be back in the dugout on Saturday after missing the trip to Spurs due to testing positive for COVID-19, and O’Carroll says he has been in contact with the gaffer and he is desperate to get back into the swing of things. 

He added: “He had to isolate because of the positive test, he’s a head cold for a few days but he is okay, he’s been itching to get out and he’s been able to have a bit more time to look at the Wimbledon game. 

“He’ll still be able to do all the build up to the game with the team when he returns which is good, that was the best thing about last week, he was still able to do all the work with the lads, but just missed the main event. 

"He will be like a coiled spring when he returns, he is buzzing to get back in and I am more than happy to go back into the background.”

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