Neal Ardley focusing on AFC Wimbledon's relegation fight

Neal Ardley

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley says his side's performances are his only focus as they bid to beat the drop.

The Dons slipped back into the bottom two of League Two despite drawing with bottom club Plymouth on Tuesday.

He told BBC London 94.9: "I try not to look at the league. I have got a goal in my head and that is all I keep saying to the players.

"Let's not worry about anyone else. We have got a certain amount of wins to get to and we will keep chipping away."

Just four points currently separate the bottom five sides in the division and Ardley is pleased with how his players have reacted to the relegation dogfight in recent weeks.

"There seems to be a positivity in the camp and I can see it in the players' eyes," he said.

"They are having a real good go at this, and that's all we can ask from them.

"I have tried to take the fear of losing away from the players in the last few weeks and we have certainly taken a step forward.

"Hopefully we will keep ticking up the points and get there in the end."

Tuesday's draw against Argyle extended Wimbledon's unbeaten run to four matches.

"I always felt it was going to be a tough game," Ardley said.

"You have two teams that are fighting for their lives and they had just hit bottom for the first time.

"In the first half they caused us problems but we mastered it in the end. I am satisfied as we worked hard.

"You are always looking to win your home games but it was important not to lose it. We'll try and keep the momentum going."

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