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Byron relishing a new era

21 October 2012

In-form striker enjoying Neal Ardley's training methods

Rejuvenated striker Byron Harrison believes Wimbledon’s battling draw at Fleetwood could be a turning point for the Dons this season.

Byron’s seventh goal of the campaign rewarded an improved second-half display at Highbury Stadium and the 25-year-old believes there will be better to come under new manager Neal Ardley.

Speaking to Dons Player, Byron said: “Fleetwood are a really determined team and they gave us a few problems. It was a hard game for us and a hard-fought point. Hopefully, this is now the start of something for us because I think the squad is better than our league position reflects. The new manager has come in with good ideas. We just have to keep working hard in training to so that those ideas work in games. Our intensity was better in the second-half, we showed a lot of character to battle back, and I thought that we finished strongly.”

Having notched his fourth goal in as many games at Fleetwood, Byron is now showing the form that prompted the Dons to buy him from Stevenage in January – and he is now living up to his own expectations.

“I always aim to score every time I go onto the pitch,” Byron added. “At the moment it is happening for me and I am really happy, especially when we get three points from games. I just needed to make sure my head was right and it is just hard work that is paying off. I knew that I could score goals in this league and thankfully I am showing that now.

“Jack Midson is a very good striker and he gives us something different when he plays. I like working with him. Jack and the rest of the team worked so hard to get something from the game and I am so pleased that we managed to do that. There are a lot of new patterns in training, which we are trying to execute in games. It will take time for it to gel, but I am sure we will get better and start getting three points regularly.”

The full video interview with Byron can be viewed on Dons Player.

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