Dons assistant head coach Rob Tuvey: It’s about relationship-building now

Rob Tuvey spoke of the importance of the new signings building relationships with the current squad after AFC Wimbledon lost 1-0 against Dartford at Princes Park.

The Dons have two more pre-season fixtures, against Woking and Scunthorpe, before their League One campaign gets underway against Doncaster Rovers on August 7.

Speaking to AFC Wimbledon’s club website, assistant head coach Tuvey said: “At times we showed some good signs off the ball, however on the ball, we need to move the ball quicker and with more of a purpose at times. But there was times today, where you can see some of the ideas that we have tried to put across to the players and they are trying to do it. Now going into the season, it’s about going into the finer detail of the play.

“It’s about building an identity on the ball now and that’s something we are looking to do. We will go into the next two games with a bit more of a gameplan, in terms of how we will build and how we will try to create more. It’s about building relationships now.

“If you look at today, we have some new players who are trying to fit into the squad and it’s about building those relationships really. The next two games will allow us to embed that.

“Dan [Csoka] did really well in the first half, we were really pleased with him. It’s good to have him back, it gives us a bit more balance on the left-hand side of the defence, so I’m really pleased with him.

“Ethan’s [Sutcliffe] coming back from injury as well so it was good for him to share the game time with Dan and he has a bright future ahead of him and hopefully he can keep improving with the U18’s.”




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