After opening the scoring and picking up an assist in the 4-3 Checkatrade Trophy win over Oxford United, Brandon Thomas-Asante spoke to the media.
The academy graduate found the back of the net for the first time this season during the opening stages of Tuesday’s game.
Receiving Ed Upson’s short corner with his back to goal, Thomas-Asante turned onto his left foot before firing home - a set-piece direct from the training ground.
“We had a little talk during the week about what to do from corners – we tried it and they didn’t pick me up. It was good to get on the scoresheet nice and early.”
In what was a seven-goal thriller with the lead being thrown back and forth between the two teams - Thomas-Asante praised his sides ability to control the tempo of the game.
“It was end-to-end stuff, but eventually we got control of it and started to dictate the game ourselves which was necessary.
“The first-half was so action-packed, maybe everyone was a bit tired in the second-half – but we still had to be switched on.”
The Checkatrade Trophy has given David Kasamu the chance to impress with the midfielder picking up Man of the Match during the penalty win over Stevenage. Hugo Logan and Sam Nombe also featured in the same game – while Dylan Asonganyi, Jay Bird and Giorgio Rasulo have also made the matchday squads during the competition.
Thomas-Asante noted the importance of the competition for young players such as himself: “For player’s like me – it’s a hugely important competition.”
He added: “In games like this you get a chance to show what you can do and hopefully do it in other competitions too – so it’s a very important competition for young players like me.
“You can always make a little signal towards the coaching staff with your performance and hopefully I have done that.”
The Dons enter this weekend’s tie with Fleetwood Town off the back of two victories in cup competitions – momentum Thomas-Asante is eager to maintain.
“People knew it was just a blip and we showed what we’re capable of tonight. Hopefully, now we’ll win games more convincingly.”
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