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Daggers defender is hoping they can down the Dons on Saturday.
Dagenham & Redbridge defender Luke Wilkinson is confident his team can beat basement boys AFC Wimbledon in their League Two fixture on Saturday.
Daggers lost to 2-1 to top of the table Gillingham last weekend, with a couple of dubious refereeing decisions helping the Gills take top spot in the league, but Wilkinson insists it could have easily ended differently.
“I think we were hard done by,” said Wilkinson.
“We had two really big decisions go against us but we can’t really let that affect us too much. I think on the day we delivered a very good team performance and we were unlucky to lose the game.”
And though the performances of late have been could against the top teams, the challenge for Wilkinson and his team-mates is to match it against basement boys AFC Wimbledon at Victoria Road on Saturday.
“It will be another tough game like they all are,” he added. “ Wimbledon are down the bottom so they’ll be fighting for their lives to get a result but if we perform how we did against Gillingham we’ll get a result from the game,”
The 21-year-old, who is enjoying his first full season in the Football League, with 33 appearances for the club in all competitions and five goals, is pleased with how the season has gone for him so far.
“It’s been going really well,” he said. “At the start of the season I was on the bench and in amongst it and I knew I’d get a chance at some point.
“I think since my first game against Stevenage in the Johnson’s Paint [Trophy] I’ve just grabbed the chance with both hands and I think I’ve done really well.”