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Boss praises Wigan performers

Russell Martin praises several stars from Tuesday's win...

29 October 2020

Russell Martin reserved praise for several of his key performers in Tuesday’s victory over Wigan Athletic.

The Dons returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win in midweek, with goals from Scott Fraser and Stephen Walker securing the valuable three points for Martin’s men.

Both goalscorers were subject of special mentions from the boss after the game, along with three other standouts.

“There were some outstanding individual performances,” Martin reflected in his post-match press conference.

“Certainly, Dean on his 800th game, was incredible. Not that he cares one bit, because that’s the sort of man he is but getting a win on that milestone was nice for him.

“At the other end of the spectrum, it was great to see John Freeman getting his league debut as well. He deserves and earned that.

“I will also single out Matthew Sorinola, who was outstanding. He's got a lot more to come and there's a lot to work on but I'm really pleased for him.

“Ste [Stephen Walker] was great. He was intense and sharp. That was his first game for a while but he has given me a real headache now.

“When we signed him, I said we were getting a different Ste to the one who was here last time, both mentally and physically. He really wants to prove himself and if we can put all the pieces together for him, he will be a really good signing for us. 

“Warren was brilliant too. His attitude is incredible for a young guy. I had a chat with him about leaving him out earlier this season but he showed the attitude we wanted. He said he would get his head down and work and take it.

“And finally, Scott. He was so annoyed at half time because he hadn’t scored but we told him it would come. He then slotted the penalty away really nicely.

“There is so much more to come from him. He feels he should have more assists and goals already but you can see how good a player he is. He's clearly really enjoying what he's doing.”

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