Southend United manager Phil Brown fully aware of AFC Wimbledon threat

Phil Brown - knows AFC Wimbledon will be tough opponents tonight

Phil Brown - knows AFC Wimbledon will be tough opponents tonight

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BLUES boss Phil Brown is fully aware of the problems AFC Wimbledon will pose his side tonight.

The Dons have made a good start to the season, picking up four points from their opening two games.

And Brown expects them to be a tough test for the Shrimpers at Roots Hall this evening.

“AFC Wimbledon have got off to a great start and teams like them with a bit of momentum are hard to stop,” said Brown.

“I expect them to be more refined in their play than Stevenage were at the weekend but they do still have that physical element to their play with Adebayo Akinfenwa.

“He’s a real handful to play against but we’re doing well too and also have that momentum so we’re all looking forward to taking them on.”

Blues’ have no new injury concerns for this evening’s encounter but will again be without midfielder Will Atkinson who has an eye problem.

However, Brown hopes Atkinson will be back in action towards the end of the week.

“Will’s not allowed to train because he can’t allow his blood pressure to rise so he’s gone back home for a few days,” said Atkinson.

“Hopefully he will be allowed to train again towards the end of the week and be available for the game at Carlisle.”

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