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Sweeney praises coaching

28 June 2013

Returning midfielder relishes Neal's training methods

says he has a lot to prove at AFC Wimbledon after his first week of full training since returning from a broken foot.Peter Sweeney 

Despite having made over 250 Football League appearances with clubs including Millwall, Stoke City, Leeds United and Bury, the 28-year-old is determined to convince Wimbledon’s supporters that he has a lot to offer.

Sweeney, who played in the 2004 FA Cup Final for Millwall against Manchester United, signed for the Dons in January, but he made just seven appearances before suffering a broken foot that ended his season.

, Sweeney was in upbeat mood about being a part of a squad bolstered by new signings and he praised manager Neal Ardley’s coaching methods.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

“I have not shown anything here yet to be honest,” said Sweeney, who is pictured above in the club's new training range (available soon from the club shop and online). “I have a lot to prove to show everyone what I can do. I am excited to get started again and to be back training with the lads. There are a lot of new lads and they have settled in well. Barry Fuller has got great energy and he is good on the ball and loves a tackle. I have not seen George Francomb play, but I have heard a lot of good things about him and he looked good in training. I know a couple of players who play for Norwich and they spoke very highly of him. The signings have been good and they have gelled in straight away. 

“Getting back into the swing of things you can pick up a few niggles, but there has not been too much running. It is a new approach that the manager has taken, which I have not seen under a lot of managers I have played for. It has been brilliant for me personally because we have had the ball out a lot. I know that the lads have spoken highly about the training methods.”

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