Neal Ardley: AFC Wimbledon manager targeting play-offs

Neal Ardley
Neal Ardley was appointed AFC Wimbledon manager in October 2012

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley hopes his side can capitalise on winning back-to-back games for the first time this year by pushing for the play-offs.

The Dons are three points off the top seven in League Two after their 3-1 victory at York on Saturday,

"We've been thinking about the play-offs all along," the 43-year-old told BBC Radio London.

"We believe we should be in that top half challenging, and that will be the aim until the last game of the season."

Following victory at Accrington in midweek with three points at York means Wimbledon have recorded consecutive league wins for the first time since beating Portsmouth and Exeter in December 2014.

The south-west London club have not been higher than 10th in the table this season, and moved up to 12th place after what was their third win in five games.

The former Wimbledon FC defender is hopeful his side can continue their recent form.

"I don't look at the league and whether we're 16th or 14th or whatever," Ardley added.

"You are trying to accumulate the points and keep going.

"Back-to-back wins are always nice as it takes the pressure off and gives a good feeling around the place.

"We know we are a good team and are working hard at what has cost us. We know what we are not quite getting right and what our Achilles heel has been.

"If we can get that right, maybe momentum might come."