Dons can beat anyone... but can lose to anyone too

Assistant manager Luke Williams says Dons need to have more than one way of playing to get more consistent results in League One.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:08 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:08 am
Luke Williams

While Russell Martin's side have performed pretty well against teams at the top end of the table, they have struggled with teams in the lower half and away from home.

Williams says Dons are must come up with different ways of playing to counter the way some teams set up against them in a bid to be more consistent.

He said: "We've shown we can beat any team, but also lose to any team. We have to be better at what we do, and we have to be aware of the opposition and guess what they're going to do, and give the players A and B scenarios.

Alex Gilbey nets Dons' third against Portsmouth.

"Different teams pose different problems. Teams at the top are more likely to play an open game because they believe in what they do. The question then is can what we do be better than what they do?

"When we play teams who are fighting at the bottom, they may come up with a plan to stop us or do something different, a different formation, style, a deeper line, higher line, more press – it can be as difficult a problem.

"With the teams at the top, we know what they can do, they stick to it and won't change for anyone. Each game gives a different problem."