Keeper completes loan move
Goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has completed a short-term loan move from Doncaster Rovers to AFC Wimbledon to once again link-up with his former Wimbledon team-mate Neal Ardley, now in charge at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Speaking to Dons Player at our New Malden training ground on Friday lunchtime the former Scottish international, who made over 200 appearances for Wimbledon in a twelve year period, said “The long and short of it is Neal texted me to see if I was available to come on loan and I spoke to Doncaster and they were good enough to let me go. It’s taken about a week to get sorted, but here we are.”
Recounting their days together as team mates he added “It’s not a problem, I’ve called him gaffer already this morning! He’s the manager and I know it’s something he’s always wanted to do. It’s his first step into management really so when he asked if I could come down and play a few games for him and give him a hand – it’s not a problem at all.”
On the subject of it being destiny that Neil would play for the Dons again someday, he said “I don’t know really. It’s just kind of the way it’s worked out, it’s not something I’ve always thought about, but now it’s happened I’m delighted to be here.
“Neal asked me to bring my experience and if I see a few things to help us out and just be around the place as well as offer an opinion, if he asks for it. Hopefully I can help Wimbledon win games – that’s what we’re here for really.”
current number one Seb Brown this morning that “You can see why he’s in and around the team and he’s got a good reputation, but Neal just wanted a bit of experience. If I can help Seb out in any way and pass on a few bits and pieces I’ll be happy to do that.”Neil acknowledged in the short session he’d spent withNeil Sullivan’s full interview can now be viewed on Dons Player