Welshman aims to end loan spell with a bang
Jonathan Meades has reported back for club duty after making his mark for Wales Under-21s and he is determined to end his Wimbledon loan spell on a high.
Having missed the defeats at Chesterfield and Port Vale, Jonathan has only been on the losing side once for Wimbledon in 2013 and he hopes to continue making a big impact with the Dons before heading back to Bournemouth at the end of the season.
today after his first training session back with his Wimbledon team-mates, Jonathan assessed his time at the club so far and looked ahead to the matches against Rotherham and Barnet.Dons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on
– that is the highest position we have been in since I joined.th“I am here until the end of the season and I have really enjoyed my time here at Wimbledon,” Jonathan said. “The main aim was to help the club stay up when I came here and I think we are definitely capable of that now. We are in a very good position after moving up to 16
“I have been away for a week and while it was not a good result last Tuesday, the boys won on Saturday and they are buzzing after that. Our form since the turn of the year has been terrific and we just have to keep that going and take that confidence into every game. Rotherham have been doing well, but we have shown we can match anyone on our day. Barnet are down there and are fighting for their lives. We know how that feels. We have to remember that and make sure there is no let-up at all from us.”
Jonathan played the full 90 minutes for Wales Under-21s in a 1-0 win against Moldova on Friday night and he is fit and raring to go after shrugging off the knee injury that dogged him during February.
“It is just maintaining fitness now as we are coming towards the end of the season and the bodies are tired,” he added. “It was a really positive experience for me with Wales. It was a great start to our World Championship qualifying group as we won and other teams did not play. I managed to get 90 minutes under my belt. I started at left-back and as Moldova played with five at the back I was pushing forward a lot and getting crosses in. I was really pleased with how I played.”
Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Jonathan on our premium site and we will tomorrow feature another first-team update ahead of Rotherham.