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Byron's return target

16 January 2013

Top goalscorer aims to recapture his best

Byron Harrison says he is determined to stake a claim for a starting berth again after netting his first goal for over two months last night.

Wimbledon’s top goalscorer only returned to action as a substitute on Saturday (the picture above shows him replacing Paul McCallum)  after a spell out with a back injury and he marked his first start since 20 November with a goal in the Surrey Cup victory against Horley Town.

During his absence, on-loan West Ham striker McCallum has taken responsibility for leading the line and Byron accepts he faces a battle to win his place back.

Speaking to Rob Cornell on Dons Player, Byron said: “The back injury I had has cleared up pretty well now and it was important that I came back and got minutes under my belt. That was the main thing for me so that I can now push for a first-team place.

“I do not think I really knew where I wanted to go with the ball when I scored, but I turned and got a shot in that took a bit of a deflection. They all count though.”

  Having come through a tough time at Wimbledon himself following his move from Stevenage last year, Byron has told goalkeeper Seb Brown that he can also bounce back and still have a bright future at the club.

“I think every player has been at that stage when you are lacking a bit of confidence,” said Byron. “This is part and parcel of football and I have been there myself. It is our duty to help Seb out, but he is a very good goalkeeper. He is young too and I think if we stick with him, then I am sure we will see the best of him in the future.”

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

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