The View From The Opposition: AFC Wimbledon

NEIL Harris' Millwall side kick off 2017 with a Bank Holiday Monday lunchtime trip to AFC Wimbledon.

Wombles fan Brian Manning takes on this New Year edition of 'The View From The Opposition'.

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What made you support Wimbledon?: I was born in Wimbledon and was taken to games by my dad from the 1970's. I was a founder member of AFC Wimbledon in 2002 – we are the soul and continuation.

It surely must be quite the dream for Wombles fans at the moment – sitting in your highest ever position and above the enemy (MK Dons) – how do you see the second half of your season going? Could you do perhaps the unthinkable and make the play-offs?: Where we have come to in 14 years has been an amazing journey. To be sitting in the top half of League One in December 2016 was a pipe dream in 2002, but here we are.

I think we will plateau now and finish around mid table – for us, that would be a great achievement. Hopefully we can stabilise next season and then we can push on once we go home to New Plough Lane.

I don't really bother with MK Dons – we won that moral battle long ago!

The Lions are looking to end a second successive season in the top six – how do you fancy their chances of doing so come May?: I have a good friend who is a Lion and he is a bit more pessimistic, but I think a play-off finish is in your grasp if you sort your strikers out.

Which Wombles will Neil Harris have to keep a close eye on this Bank Holiday Monday? Likewise, which Millwall players will you be most worried about?: All our forwards – we have goals in all our front players, so whoever Neal [Ardley, Wimbledon manager] plays up-front will give you guys a headache.

It's at the back we are weak – Lee Gregory could have a field day if we don't get on him quick!

Finally, a score prediction?: AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Millwall.

Mark Litchfield