Feb 2 2013 By Matt Lewis
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NEAL Ardley has told his AFC Wimbledon players they need to turn draws into wins if they are to beat the drop this season.
Gary Alexander grabbed a debut goal against Burton Albion today but the Dons were pegged back before half-time as Michael Symes netted an equaliser.
Brewers skipper Zander Diamond was given his marching orders in the second period but Wimbledon were unable to make the extra man count in the search for a winner.
It leaves the Dons rooted to the bottom of League Two and Ardley believes three draws in their last three matches is not going to be good enough to help them get out of trouble.
“I didn't think we did enough,” Ardley said. “I just said to the boys in there that's six points we've dropped in the last three games and we're not in a position where we can do that.
“If we were mid-table I'd probably put a smile on my face now and say okay it's five unbeaten. You'd rather lose two and win three and put more points on the board.
“People need to do what we're asking them to do for the team. I've told a few of them in no uncertain terms that they can't revert to type. They start playing where they want and going where they want.”
Wimbledon are unbeaten in 2013 but will be looking to take maximum points when they travel to Port Vale on Tuesday night.
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