The Opposition View: AFC Wimbledon

Last updated : 20 March 2015 By Jim Bonner

What would an honest assessment of AFC Wimbledon's season be?

Generally one of satisfaction due to us not being involved in a relegation battle. We've improved on last season but there's also a sense of disappointment as well due to our continual insistence on gifting points to teams who are struggling.

The season has a sense of "what could've been" but it's still not too late for us to go on a run and sneak into the last play-off spot although it's highly unlikely. We're consistantly inconsistent.

How much is your team missing Matt Tubbs and is it inevitable he will score against you on Saturday?

I would say that we are missing Tubbs as our goals-per-game ratio has fallen slightly since he left. It is inevitable that he will score, as sections of the crowd will give him dogs abuse and our returning players tend to score against us, as if to prove a point.

The crowd abuse will be down to the fact that he didn't exactly portray himself properly in the lead up to his departure with his failure to celebrate his goal at Fratton Park on Boxing Day being one issue.

Who are the key players in this current Dons side?

The Beast Akinfenwa, obviously. And George Francomb if he's on form. Deji Oshilaja is also one to watch at centre half.

What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of your team?

The biggest strength has got to be the hold up play of Akinfenwa.The inability to beat the lower placed teams like we should would be our biggest weakness.

Tubbs aside, are there any other players in the Portsmouth squad you are wary of?

Jed Wallace.

What kind of match can we expect at Kingsmeadow?

If Pompey turn up to play football then I think we should see an entertaining game. We're gonna miss Dannie Bulman in midfield (last match of his suspension) and so if you can take control of midfield then you may have a chance to control the game.

Predict the outcome of the game.

Seeing as you leapfrogged us midweek, I fancy us to win by the odd goal. We tend to perform better against teams above us in the league.