Date: 2nd December 2014 at 11:50am
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Sammy Moore has come to the defensive of his Wimbledon teammate Bayo Akinfenwa, who has taken the brunt of the criticism following our two-one defeat to Cambridge United at the weekend.

If you’re an attacker you’re paid to score goals, when you don’t you’ll be criticised, much as you would if you’re a defender and you don’t defend, you’re a midfielder and you don’t backtrack to help out at the back/get forward in support or if you’re a ‘keeper and you make a horrendous error that results in a goal.

To say that Adebayor was at fault for our defeat would be unfair though.

Admittedly his miss against Cambridge, which came literally minutes before Cambridge scored what proved to be the winning goal when the scores were level at one-one, was a bad one and ultimately costly one but it is a team game and Moore feels it’s a collective responsibility that should be shown.

He told the official website: ‘Bayo has probably been our best player this season. He was absolutely devastated in the changing room afterwards, but we told him to get his head up.

‘We did not lose the game because of Bayo. He has been brilliant this season. We just have to learn from this and try and find that consistency that you need in this league. If you can win three games in this league then you will be up there in the play-off positions. We just need to get back on the training pitch and work extremely hard this week.’

Our longest serving player admitted that we ‘were second best’ against Cambridge and ‘got beat-up’ and we’ve got to improve but he’s looking forward to the break from league 2 action with the FA Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers to come on Sunday.

A place in the third round is what he’s aiming for.

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