Stand-in skipper praises youngsters
Stand-in captain Sammy Moore said that the performances of AFC Wimbledon’s youngsters offered encouraging signs for the future after yesterday’s 2-2 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge.
Eighteen-year-old Frankie Merrifield was the latest Wimbledon Academy product to make his Football League debut and Huw Johnson made just his second League 2 appearance as a substitute. With Jim Fenlon having also impressed since stepping up to the first-team squad, Sammy Moore believes the future is bright.
Speaking in a video interview for Dons Player, Sammy said: “We are moving forward in different areas of the club, especially with the players that we have coming through. I have spoken to Mark Robinson and he is happy with the players that he has now. I have been in and watched the youngsters train and there are some very good, technical players in the youth section. The young players are only going to get better by putting them in and I thought that both Frankie and Huw did well when they came on. They got up and down the pitch and helped us out. Jim also had a good solid game even though he is not a left-back. Hopefully, as a club we are progressing as it is not just about the first-team. I came through at Ipswich, where they are good at bringing their youngsters through and we want that to be the same here. I am delighted to be at a club that wants to do this and I am willing to share my experiences to help them along the way.”
The full interview with Sammy can be viewed on Dons Player.