2020–21 AFC Wimbledon season

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AFC Wimbledon
2020–21 season
CEOJoe Palmer
ManagerGlyn Hodges
StadiumLoftus Road[1]
Plough Lane
League One10th
FA CupFirst round
EFL CupFirst round
EFL TrophyGroup stage

The 2020–21 AFC Wimbledon season is the club's 19th season in their history and the fifth consecutive season in EFL League One. Along with League One, the club will also participate in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy. It will be their first season based in their spiritual home of Wimbledon at the newly built Plough Lane stadium. They played at Loftus Road until the stadium was completed on November 3rd. On Friday 6th November it was announced there had been a covid outbreak amongst the first team squad leading to the matches against Barrow in the FA Cup and the league fixture against Wigan being postponed. Over the weekend all members of the first team squad, staff and the U18s squad received covid testing and on Sunday the 8th it was announced the club would have to undergo a 2 week circuit breaker with all players and staff having to self isolate for 2 weeks.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date Pos. Nat. Name From Fee Ref.
23 July 2020 RB England Cheye Alexander England Barnet Free transfer [2]
6 August 2020 CM England Alex Woodyard England Peterborough United Free transfer [3]
7 August 2020 CF England Ollie Palmer England Crawley Town Free transfer [4]
12 August 2020 DM England Ethan Chislett England Aldershot Town Free transfer [5]
12 September 2020 CB Hungary Dániel Csóka England Wolverhampton Wanderers Free transfer [6]
19 November 2020 CB England Ben Heneghan England Sheffield United Free transfer [7]

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Nat. Name From Date until Ref.
4 August 2020 GK England Connal Trueman England Birmingham City End of season [8]
13 August 2020 DM Finland Jaakko Oksanen England Brentford End of season [9]
26 August 2020 RW England Ryan Longman England Brighton & Hove Albion End of season [10]
24 September 2020 LB England Steve Seddon England Birmingham City End of season [11]

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Nat. Name To Date until Ref.
11 September 2020 FW England David Fisher England Carshalton Athletic 30 June 2021 [12]
11 September 2020 CB England Archie Procter England Carshalton Athletic 30 June 2021 [12]
18 September 2020 MF England Elliott Bolton England Merstham [13]
18 September 2020 LB England Jack Currie England Leatherhead [13]
18 September 2020 FW Wales Jack Madelin England Leatherhead [13]
2 October 2020 AM England Ayoub Assal England Billericay Town 2 November 2020 [14]
15 October 2020 RB England Huseyin Biler England Hendon November 2020 [15]

Transfers out[edit]

Date Pos. Nat. Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2020 CF Ghana Kwesi Appiah India NorthEast United Released [16][17]
1 July 2020 MF England Ossama Ashley England West Ham United Released [16][18]
1 July 2020 CB England Reuben Collins England Truro City Released [16][19]
1 July 2020 AM Republic of Ireland Dylan Connolly Scotland St Mirren Released [16][20]
1 July 2020 MF England Finlay Macnab Unattached Released [16]
1 July 2020 CB England Rod McDonald England Carlisle United Released [16][21]
1 July 2020 LW England Mitchell Pinnock Scotland Kilmarnock Released [16][22]
1 July 2020 RB England Kyron Stabana England Tamworth Released [16][23]
1 July 2020 RM England Scott Wagstaff England Forest Green Rovers Released [16][24]
1 July 2020 CF England Tommy Wood England Tonbridge Angels Released [16][25]
1 July 2020 CM England Anthony Wordsworth England Barnet Released [16][26]
9 September 2020 GK England Albert White England Ipswich Town Free transfer [27]

Pre-season[edit]

With fans still unable to attend games due to COVID-19, AFC Wimbledon began pre-season with a behind-closed-doors friendly match against Corinthian-Casuals.[28]

11 August 2020 (2020-08-11) FriendlyLeatherhead1–2AFC WimbledonLeatherhead
19:45 BST McGee Goal 31' Report Woodyard Goal 44'
Assal Goal 85'
Stadium: Fetcham Grove

Competitions[edit]

EFL League One[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
8 Sunderland 12 6 4 2 16 10 +6 22
9 Accrington Stanley 10 6 1 3 13 10 +3 19
10 Plymouth Argyle 12 5 4 3 20 20 0 19
11 Doncaster Rovers 11 5 3 3 19 12 +7 18
12 AFC Wimbledon 12 4 5 3 15 14 +1 17
13 Crewe Alexandra 13 5 1 7 13 13 0 16
14 Blackpool 12 5 1 6 12 15 −3 16
15 Gillingham 12 4 2 6 11 16 −5 14
16 Northampton Town 13 4 2 7 13 22 −9 14
Updated to match(es) played on 21 November 2020. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Wins; 6) Away goals; 7) Penalty points (sec 9.5); 8) 12-point sending off offences[29]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
12 4 5 3 15 14  +1 17 1 2 2 8 9  −1 3 3 1 7 5  +2

Last updated: 3 November 2020.
Source: BBC

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday123456789101112
GroundAHAHAHAAHAHA
ResultDDWLWLLDWDDW
Position9168121011131611111111
Updated to match(es) played on 3 November 2020. Source: 11v11 for league tables and fixtures
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

The 2020–21 season fixtures were released on 21 August.[30]

12 September 2020 1Northampton Town2–2AFC WimbledonSixfields
15:00 BST Warburton Goal 19'
Korboa Goal 31'
Report Chislett Goal 1'
Guinness-Walker Goal 23'
Stadium: PTS Academy Stadium
Referee: Ollie Yates
19 September 2020 2AFC Wimbledon4–4Plymouth ArgyleShepherd's Bush, London
15:00 BST Pigott Goal 18, 60'
McLoughlin Goal 49'
Longman Goal 69'
Report Cooper Goal 16'
Grant Goal 45'
Canavan Goal 76'
Telford Goal 78'
Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Referee: Trevor Kettle
26 September 2020 3Fleetwood Town0–1AFC WimbledonFleetwood
15:00 BST Andrew Yellow card 55'
Duffy Yellow card 59'
Report Kalambayi Yellow card 34'
Seddon Goal 41' Yellow card 82'
McLoughlin Yellow card 55'
Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Salisbury
3 October 2020 4AFC Wimbledon1–2Accrington StanleyShepherd's Bush
15:00 BST Longman Goal 18'
Woodyard Yellow card 27'
Report Sykes Goal 41'
Butcher Goal 45'
Cassidy Yellow card 62'
Pritchard Yellow card 90+4'
Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christopher Pollard
10 October 2020 5Swindon Town0–1AFC WimbledonSwindon
15:00 BST Stevens Yellow card 19' Report Pigott Goal 28'
McLoughlin Yellow card 66'
Stadium: County Ground
Attendance: 0
Referee: Will Finnie
17 October 2020 6AFC Wimbledon0–1Shrewsbury TownShepherd's Bush
15:00 BST Oksanen Yellow card 38' Report Ebanks-Landell Yellow card 24'
Pierre Yellow card 26'
Clarke Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Josh Smith
20 October 2020 7Hull City1–0AFC WimbledonKingston upon Hull
19:00 BST Lewis-Potter Goal 45+7'
Wilks Yellow card 89'
Honeyman Yellow card 90+3'
Report Woodyard Yellow card 17'
Csóka Yellow card 78'
Stadium: KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: James Oldham
24 October 2020 8Burton Albion1–1AFC WimbledonBurton upon Trent
15:00 BST Gilligan Yellow card 24'
Akins Yellow card 28'
Hemmings Goal 66'
Report Longman Goal 65' Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Samuel Barrott
27 October 2020 9AFC Wimbledon1–0BlackpoolShepherd's Bush
19:00 GMT Reilly Goal 13'
Palmer Yellow card 88'
Report Ekpiteta Yellow card 31'
Robson Red card 38'
Ballard Red card 75'
Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sam Purkiss
31 October 2020 10Milton Keynes Dons1–1AFC WimbledonDenbigh
15:00 GMT Fraser Goal 13'
Sorinola Yellow card 34'
Harvie Yellow card 90+3'
Report Pigott Goal 10' Yellow card 90+4'
Reilly Yellow card 31'
Stadium: Stadium MK
Attendance: 0
Referee: Chris Sarginson
3 November 2020 11AFC Wimbledon2–2Doncaster RoversWimbledon
19:45 GMT Pigott Goal 18'83' Report Smith Goal 24'
Wright Yellow card 37'
Coppinger Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Plough Lane
Attendance: 0
Referee: Darren Drysdale
21 November 2020 12Rochdale0–1AFC WimbledonRochdale
15:00 BST Report Hartigan Yellow card 30'
McLoughlin Yellow card 72'
Chislett Goal 90+1'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Declan Bourne

FA Cup[edit]

The draw for the first round was made on Monday 26, October.[31]

  Win   Draw   Loss

EFL Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

The first round draw was made on 18 August, live on Sky Sports, by Paul Merson.[32]

EFL Trophy[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

The regional group stage draw was confirmed on 18 August.[33]

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L2 Leyton Orient 3 2 0 0 1 6 5 +1 6 Advance to Round 2
2 L1 AFC Wimbledon 3 2 0 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3 L1 Charlton Athletic 3 1 1 0 1 5 4 +1 5
4 ACA Brighton & Hove Albion U21 3 0 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Source: EFL.com
1 September 2020 Group stageAFC Wimbledon2–1Charlton AthleticWhite City
17:30 BST Roscrow Goal 46'
Thomas Goal 58'
Report Oztumer Goal 21' Stadium: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Carl Brook
22 September 2020 Group stageAFC Wimbledon2–0Brighton & Hove Albion U21Crawley
18:00 BST Robinson Goal 20'
Roscrow Goal 87' (pen.)
Report Stadium: People's Pension Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Hicks
6 October 2020 Group stageLeyton Orient2–0AFC WimbledonLeyton
19:00 BST Angol Goal 32' (pen.)
Wilkinson Goal 75'
Report Stadium: Breyer Group Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sam Allison

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