Neal Ardley: 'AFC Wimbledon players must have self-belief'

Ardley: 'Wimbledon players must have self-belief'
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AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley says that he wants the squad to believe in their ability this season.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley has said that he wants his squad to have confidence in their ability.

The Dons were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Championship side Millwall on Tuesday in the League Cup, three days after holding Torquay United to a draw.

Ardley, who has brought 11 new players to the club during the summer, believes that his side are capable of competing in League Two this season.

He told BBC London 94.9: "We have got a really good squad in my opinion and I am trying to make the players believe that.

"Ultimately I think we can do better. That is me challenging the players. I know what a good group we have got.

"I look around in training and don't see a player who I think will struggle. Ultimately we are a little bit of a new unit and there is only so much you can get in in the first six weeks of the season."

Wimbledon host Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Lee Martin on March 21, 2012
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