Why Fleetwood boss Simon Grayson feels sympathy for Wimbledon counterpart Mark Robinson
Simon Grayson admitted he felt sorry for AFC Wimbledon counterpart Mark Robinson following their loss to Fleetwood Town on Monday.
Town avoided a third straight defeat with a 1-0 win over the Dons as Barrie McKay capitalised on a late error from keeper Nik Tzanev.
Defeat left the Dons third-bottom of the table with eight games left, albeit only three points behind Northampton Town in 19th.
Grayson said: “I feel really sorry for their keeper and I told Mark just now.
“He’s been around this club for a long time, but that’s the brutality of what football entails at times, the highs and lows you go through.
“I watched their game on Friday against Plymouth and they dominated the second half, so they are doing a lot of things right.
“I’ve said that to Mark but we’ll take the three points because it’s a results-driven business and we are all judged on that.”
Grayson had been able to bring back Callum Camps on Monday only to be forced into replacing Harrison Holgate due to injury.
The 20-year-old defender has enjoyed a breakthrough season, proving one of the cornerstones in helping Town to keep five clean sheets in seven games.
Grayson said: “Callum just gave us a bit of freshness. It’s good to have these options.
“We are looking to keep improving it. When the transfer window opens in the summer we’ll be looking to improve many different aspects of the team, but while players are here and working hard they have to affect the game.
“Harrison’s hamstring is a little tight. He’d played on Friday and hopefully it isn’t serious. Danny Andrew slotted into what is quite a natural position for him and Janoi Donacien came on and played well, so we have competition for places.”
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