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Jack excited by next season

12 July 2013

Top striker talks exclusively to Dons Player

says he is relishing the challenge of helping AFC Wimbledon progress next season with new players on board and a change of tactics.Jack Midson 

 almost 12 weeks since the day when his goal kept Wimbledon in the Football League, Jack said: “It seems like forever since then. It was a lot of mental pressure that we had to deal with, but we got through it and the players who were here last season know how much it meant for everyone at the club to stay up. I am looking forward to next season and hopefully we can do better. We have eight new players and you expect that when you finish near the bottom of the league, but they are looking good so far.ahead of tomorrow's friendly against FC United andDons Player Speaking to Rob Cornell on

“The manager is aiming to get us to pass the ball a lot in training. He is trying to do it right from the start. The main thing we are doing is trying to keep the ball and work the ball from the back. I know that a lot of teams in League 2 played route one last season, but if we can keep the ball in the right areas and move for each other, then there is no reason why we cannot be a passing team in League 2 next season.

“Dartford was our first game and everyone only played 45 minutes so you cannot read too much into that. We are really pushing our fitness up now and players will start playing for an hour. The staff are doing it right and making sure that everyone knows where they stand in the games before we go to Italy.”

both deserved new deals at the club.Charlie Strutton and Luke MooreThe 29-year-old, who has been top goalscorer during both of his two seasons with the Dons, believes that fellow forwards

“I am happy that both those players have signed,” Jack added. “Luke’s work-rate is unbelievable and Charlie showed what he could do at the end of last season. The effort and desire that Charlie put in even when he came on for the last few minutes of matches probably earned him another contract.

has had success in non league, but he went to Bournemouth and got an injury. This is his chance to really make a name for himself in the Football League. If I am playing alongside him or someone else then hopefully we can all do well and help each other.”Charlie Sheringham

The picture above shows Jack (right) training alongside Charlie Sheringham last week.

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