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Posted: Mon 31 Dec 2012
Author: TUFC
Martin Ling H5

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Beating Wimbledon and the weather

UNITED are confident of succeeding in two key battles on New Year’s Day.

First of all, the weather forecast is looking positive for the pitch and the groundstaff at Plainmoor are very confident the match with Wimbledon will go ahead.

Once that battle has been overcome, the Gulls will need to be fully prepared for a Wimbledon side fighting for their lives at the bottom of League 2.

“I would be a liar to say it’s not good timing for us because Wimbledon are coming here after a 3-0 defeat at home to Oxford,” said United manager Martin Ling.

“They are bottom of the league and fighting for their lives, which is a danger we need to face. Anyone can beat anyone in this league, but if we’re on our game, we fancy our chances.

“We won at Wimbledon early in the season and we played well that night. We controlled the game and that is in the memory bank, but we know they will be scrapping. There are around six teams down the bottom and the fight is on for survival.

“The pitch is obviously wet but the forecast from this afternoon through to tomorrow afternoon is good, so as long as that is correct, we will be ok.

“The key factors are wind and sun, which is what we have forecast, as they are the best drying conditions. It was wet at training but the pitch is looking good for the game.”