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Luke Moore on cup tie

1 December 2012

Interview with returning forward back from injury

As AFC Wimbledon’s longest serving player, Luke Moore says he fully understands the importance of Sunday’s FA Cup tie for his club.

The forward, who scored Wimbledon’s winner in the FA Cup at Scunthorpe last season, is back in contention for a place in Sunday’s squad after he put a knee injury behind him.

Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Moore says he would relish an opportunity against Milton Keynes to show just what the club means to him as AFC Wimbledon go in search of an FA Cup third round place.

The fans deserve a big performance from us for sticking by us this season and the support they have shown throughout the years. I have had a decent week of training and hopefully I can now be in contention for a place in the squad.” “This is my fourth season now and you become attached to the club and the fans,” he said. “It makes you feel that you want to do it for them so much. You want to go there and wear the Wimbledon shirt with pride. The club has achieved so much during the last 10 years to go from near enough the bottom step in non league to League 2. It is a massive achievement and we want to go there and show how well we have done.

Moore is under no illusions though about the size of the task Wimbledon face against a Milton Keynes side near the top of League 1.

“It is going to be a very tough game, but we will be going there with a game plan,” he added. “But it is the FA Cup and anything can happen. You only have to look at recent years and Stacy Long was in the Stevenage team which beat Newcastle. If we prepare right and put in a shift for the club and the fans, then hopefully we can get something from it. The prize could be a decent draw against a big club so it is massive for us.”

    The full video interview with Luke Moore can be viewed on Dons Player, along with Pim Balkestein on what the FA Cup means to him. 

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