AFC Wimbledon boss Dave Anderson abandoned his 3-5-2 formation for the first time this season to register only the club's second win of the campaign on Saturday.

The Wombles manager adopted a 4-4-2 line-up on Saturday, which saw Brentford loan signing Scott Fitzgerald inspire a four-goal rout of the hapless Folkstone Invicta.

But the Dons were victims of a 3-5-2 formation themselves on Tuesday as Slough Town used it to good effect to stifle them in a 0-0 draw.

Fitzgerald was the man who missed the Dons' best chance at the early season strugglers as unbeaten Dons drew for the fourth time in their six league games this season.

Anderson has refused to stop tinkering, preferring a horses-for-courses approach as he attempts to plot a path to promotion from the Ryman League Premier Division.

"We will change the system as and when we feel it is right for the opposition we're playing against," said Anderson, whose Dons side host his old club Hendon on Saturday.

"We won on Saturday using 4-4-2 for the first time, just like we beat Carshalton on the opening day of the season using 3-5-2 for the first time.

"The debate doesn't bother me. For me it is about picking the right system each game."

It took three minutes for the approach to pay dividends on Saturday with Roscoe D'Sane opening Dons' account by tucking away the rebound from Fitzgerald's header.

Fitzgerald, whose wage demands would make a permanent move to Kingsmeadow unlikely, got in on the act 10 minutes later by tapping home from close range to give the disappointing 2,165 crowd something else to cheer.

A post prevented D'Sane from making it three from the spot soon after the break, before Antony Howard stooped to head in Byron Bubb's corner on the hour and Wes Daly turned in Darren Grieves' shot with time running out.

It left Anderson to enthuse over his new arrival, while at the same time ruling out making the move permanent.

"We have been light on goals recently but it's a bit like the number 93 bus - you wait long enough and four come along at once," he said.

"Since Scott has arrived, he has been excellent and I think he has had a hand in six goals -scoring four of them himself.

"We are very pleased with him. He is on loan for a month and we can extend that if we want, but a permanent deal is financially out of the question."

Steve Butler, who missed the weekend's win with a groin problem, is again doubtful for the Hendon match.

Haydon the Womble, the club's new mascot, will be making a visit to Centre Court, Wimbledon, on Sunday (noon). For the full story see page 18.