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Luke relishes fourth season

24 July 2012

Dons forward looks ahead

Luke Moore says he has seen enough in pre-season so far to convince him that the Dons can progress again during 2012/13.

Having joined AFC Wimbledon in June, 2009, Luke is now our longest-serving first-team player and the 24-year-old’s 10 goals last season persuaded Terry Brown to retain his services for another year. Luke admits that was a relief to him after Terry’s summer overhaul and he believes that the Dons can push on next season.

“As soon as the gaffer said he wanted to keep me, I wanted to stay and I am happy at the club,” he admitted.  “I will be here for as long as the manager wants me. This will be my fourth season at the club and we have progressed each year that I have been here. I want to carry on being a part of this team going forward and I am really looking forward to the start of the season at Wimbledon.

“We know as a group what we want to achieve. We will not lie down for anyone next season and we want to push on and improve. It looks like we are building a good squad here with the signings that the gaffer has made. From what I have seen in friendlies they will be very good signings. If we can gel as a team during the rest of pre-season then it will look good for us for next season.”

Luke struck his first goal during the pre-season schedule on Saturday at Bognor, but the forward admits he is still some way short of his best. “Getting goals is what it is all about for me as I want to get as many as I can,” he added. “I did not have the best of games on Saturday and I am still trying to build up my performances. Hopefully, I will get more fitness in the next few games and step up my general play. That is the target for all of the squad so that we can start next season well and finish as high in the table as we possibly can.”

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