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Byron's FA Cup aim

2 November 2012

Top scorer on York City tie

Byron Harrison heads into tomorrow’s match at York City aiming to build on his superb record in the FA Cup.

The 25-year-old has particularly fond memories of the competition as he scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the FA Cup in 2010 during his time at Carshalton Athletic with his exploits helping him earn a move to Stevenage.

Wimbledon’s top goalscorer also joined Stevenage when there was still a real buzz about the place after they had beaten Newcastle United and he is therefore genuinely excited about the FA Cup.

Speaking in an interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player, Byron said: “I managed to get a couple of hat-tricks at Carshalton in the FA Cup, which came to people’s attention. If I can carry on scoring goals in the FA Cup then that will be great. I think players in the lower leagues are excited to play in these games for a chance to win in the competition and see if you can get a big club in the next round. I had just joined Stevenage after they had beaten Newcastle United. The FA Cup can produce special days like that and hopefully we can get our own story going and make history for ourselves.”

Of course, York City stand in the way of the Dons progressing into the second round and Byron knows it will be tough to make it into Sunday’s draw. However, he says that Wimbledon go there with confidence high after their recent improvement since Neal Ardley was installed as manager.

“My goals ratio has been better lately and I am happy with that,” he added. “Hopefully, working with the new gaffer will help me improve my game and I will get more chances. It will be difficult with it being against York away from home. However, in recent weeks we have shown that if we play our game and focus on ourselves, then we can be a match for anyone. We have been working hard in training every day to do as well as possible.”

Visit Dons Player to view the full video interview with Byron.

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