AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley cannot contemplate the possibility of back-to-back defeats to a pair of League Two high-fliers.

The Dons go to play-off contenders Wycombe Wanderers this weekend, followed by the long journey to Plymouth Argyle, currently in third, on April 9.

They mark the beginning of a busy month in which the Dons will play seven games, now that Monday's postponed Portsmouth clash has been rearranged for April 26.

Following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at struggling Hartlepool, Ardley is philosophical about the chances of a double dose of defeat.

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“If we get nothing from the two games, we will have to win five of the last six to have a chance, and we all know how difficult that would be,” he said.

“I am trying not to think about it to be honest, and it is a cliché, but we have to take one game at a time.

“But we’ve been in stickier situations at this stage of the season, so if we come up short, it could be worse.”

He added: “We know how strong Wycombe are in terms of their work and team ethic, but my players will be fully prepared and they will know exactly what they have to do once they cross the white line.”

Saturday’s defeat left the Dons 10th in the table, five points off the play-offs, and it also left Ardley with a familiar feeling.

“We were the better team for most the game, and they scored a nothing goal – it came from a second ball off a set piece, they did not open us up,” he said.

“In the second half we’re chasing the game, and we were camped in their half.

“But whereas earlier in the season we were taking our chances at one end, and seeing games out at the other, we’re left wondering how we’ve lost, and that has happened too often this season.”