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Jon's Wimbledon loan mission

7 January 2013

Versatile Bournemouth man aims to stay

Jonathan Meades says he will relish an extended spell at AFC Wimbledon if Bournemouth allow him to prolong his successful stay with the Dons.


The 20-year-old midfielder, who produced another assured display in the 1-0 win at Rochdale, has been an integral part of Wimbledon’s recent improvement.


However, his current two-month loan expires after Saturday’s home match against Wycombe Wanderers and Meades, who came through the Cardiff youth system thanks to Neal Ardley, is eager to stay.


Speaking to Dons Player, Meades said: “I think it is in the process of being sorted out and hopefully I can stay, maybe until the end of this season. If not, then hopefully for a while longer. I want to help this club get further up the table where it should be. I have another year left at Bournemouth after this summer. They are doing really well at the moment as they are on a long unbeaten run and drew at Wigan in the FA Cup. Hopefully, I can impress and still have a future. I have spoken to the manager (Eddie Howe) and he said that I have done well so that makes me happy.”


After showing the versatility that has made him such a useful addition to Neal Ardley’s squad by filling in at left-back on Saturday at Rochdale, Meades says the Dons can build on their excellent start to 2013.


“Not much has changed in our preparation for games,” added Meades. “We are just concentrating a bit more and the boys are working really hard. I believed it was coming and eventually it has come together. Hopefully, we can keep it up. Rochdale were the best passing side we have played against away from home since I have been here, but we produced a dogged performance. The attitude of the boys was brilliant and we got the goal in the second-half when we needed it. We have started 2013 unbeaten in two games away from home and that is not easy in this league. We just need to carry that into the home games and get three points on Saturday.”


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


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