The key quotes from Glyn Hodges after the defeat to Bristol Rovers
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A reflective Glyn Hodges had this to say after a disappointing performance at Plough Lane to Bristol Rovers. 

Although The Dons took the lead through Joe Pigott's ninth of the season, and brought the game level through a Ben Heneghan header, The Gas' attacking quality proved to clinical in a feisty encounter. 

Read: AFC WImbledon 2-4 Bristol Rovers: Paul Tisdale claims first league win in Plough Lane goal fest 

Here's what Hodges had to say: 

On the result and the performance 

Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and give the opposition credit,” Hodges said. “They were right at it today and we weren’t, simple as that."

"We got off to a great start, but it was just the manner and timings of their goals - but credit to them, we knew it was going to be a tough game, they have some great players and made it tough for us today."
 

On the congested fixture list

It was the Dons fifth game in twelve days and after the impressive outing at home to high-flying Peterborough United in midweek, Hodges believed this played a factor in his sides loss on Saturday afternoon. 

"I thought they seemed livelier than us, they seemed brighter and sharper than we were today."

"We were off it physically. Maybe the workload of the past few weeks caught up with us and that’s understandable. This group gives me everything and if we hadn’t conceded at the times we had, who knows."

He added, “Bristol Rovers were pretty much at their peak today. They came with a game plan, imposed it, and we couldn’t answer the questions they asked."

On a fantastic start to the season

Despite the result, Wimbledon sit in 14th place in the League one table and only seven points of a potential playoff spot. 

"It's a tough day at the office, but it doesn't mean you're a bad team over night. We are in a good position and we're disappointed not to have won back-to-back games."

"The boys have done terrifically well. They give you everything, they have come through a hard run of games and we are delighted with the response. We just have to make sure, during this run of difficult games, that we get some more points on the board."

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On two years in the job

On a positive note, Glyn Hodges rounded up his press conference by casting a looking back at his two years in charge of The Dons. 

When Plough Lane and the topic of fans back at games is brought up, Hodges jokes, "I'm glad they weren't here tonight!" He continues, "Everyone who comes here is very complementary of the stadium, and we are proud to be here. Two years has gone really quickly and I have enjoyed every minute of it."

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He added, "It's a great place to manage, great place to work, and once the fans come back, it's a great platform to play and perfrom."

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