ECHOSPORT talks to AFC Wimbledon fan Jamie Whittington ahead of tomorrow’s game.

What have you made of the season so far?

“You only have to look at the table to see we’ve had a poor start to the season and you’d be hard pushed to find someone who didn’t think we deserved to be where we are.

“The team are seemingly unable to string two good halves of football together, either throwing away a good first half’s work or leaving too much of a hill to climb in the second.

“It’s not all doom and gloom though, as we picked up our first win at home to Rochdale last weekend which hopefully can instil a winning mentality into the squad. Plus, a return to Plough Lane is finally within touching distance so we have a lot to look forward to!”

What are the hopes for Wimbledon this season?

“Survival. It was always going to be a long season for us, although I don’t think anyone envisaged us having as bad a start as we’ve had, so it may be even longer than first feared! Obviously, Southend have had a similar start, so tomorrow will be a good indicator as to where both teams are at this stage of the season.”

What’s the latest with the managerial situation?

“I’m afraid fans are being kept in the dark about this. Naturally there are rumours circulating and people claiming to be in the know, but I’d imagine a lot depends on the outcome of the ongoing FA investigation with Wally Downes.

“That being said, Glyn Hodges has taken the reins and, although it has been far from perfect, we have seen some improvements. He has made a few changes and we have scored five goals in two games.”

Who is your dangerman?

Marcus Forss. Signed for the season from Brentford on deadline day, the Finnish striker has bagged four goals in five games. Hopefully he can be the difference tomorrow.”

What's the team news?

"Anthony Wordsworth is back fighting fit again, which unsurprisingly has coincided with an upturn in form.

"Academy product Paul Osew has come in at left wing-back and impressed, so we could see him included from the start again.

Centre half Rod McDonald is the only noticeable absence after picking up a knee injury back in August."

Predicted line-up: Trott, Kalambayi, Nightingale, Thomas, Wagstaff, Pinnock, Sanders, Wordsworth, Osew, Pigott, Forss.