Strong finish to the season will give Dons momentum heading into next

"If we can keep the core of the team together, we'll be a really good outfit next season"

Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:54 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:56 am
Matt O'Riley

Matt O'Riley wants to finish this season as strongly as possible but admits he already has eyes on next season.

With six games remaining, Dons are 14th, 17 points from the relegation zone and eight from the play-offs but are unlikely to trouble either the bottom four or top six.

With four of the team which started against Ipswich either on loan or out of contract at the end of the season - Ethan Laird, Andrew Surman, Josh McEachran and Will Grigg - O'Riley believes: "If we can keep the core of the team together and add a few more for depth, we'll be a really good outfit next season.

"We're all getting more used to the style of play and the structure, so with regards to next season we'll be a really good team, and even this season, we want to finish as high as we can to put us in a good place.

"I want to finish this season strongly as an individual, and as a team to finish as high as we can and put ourselves in a good position to go into the new season."