Date: 11th November 2011 at 3:44pm
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Having taken some time out to spend with his sick wife Terry Brown has now returned to his duties as AFC Wimbledon manager.

The first thing he was asked, and answered – as published on the official website – was how his wife Suzy was: ‘she is fine and looking very well. Thanks to everyone who has asked after her and for all the cards, good wishes and expressions of concern. We were both very moved by the way people have responded to the news.

‘We have been told that the operation went well and Suzy certainly is feeling stronger by the day, so I felt able to return to training. I’ll be at the game tomorrow and will have a chance to thank everyone personally for their concern, although I hope people will understand that I’d prefer to do that after the game and concentrate totally on the match until quarter to five.’

It is good news about Suzy, all being well she can continue to improve yet further.

Brown has not picked the side for the FA cup tie against Scunthorpe but he will return to the dugout, this much he confirmed: ‘as you know I missed the Swindon game and I’ve not really had a chance to absorb the DVDs yet, so Stuart and Simon are choosing the team for Saturday. But I’ll be in the dug out and I’m really looking forward to a return to a normal Saturday.

‘The lads looked very good in practice today and there’s a lot of confidence in the squad. We don’t have any new injury problems but we do have Ryan Jackson back and looking exceptionally sharp and confident after getting some much-needed game time. His loan expired last night and Fleetwood wanted him to stay but he prefers to battle for a place with us.’

The Wimbledon manager is confident that his side can cause an upset against the league one side but most of all he is just happy to be back: ‘as for the game itself, Scunthorpe have had a small dip in form lately and they’ll be looking to take advantage of playing a lower league team to get back on track. But we have to treat it as a major opportunity to get ourselves back into winning ways and show again the quality and movement that we showed against Morecambe and Stevenage.

‘We know we can do it and the team are feeling confident, so I’m looking forward to a close game and a great atmosphere because our fans love a cup game.

‘It will be good to be back.’

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