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Harry says Dons can improve

8 May 2013

Midfielder on survival and next season

will have a full pre-season to implement his ideas.Neal Ardleybelieves that AFC Wimbledon can build on the progress made during 2013 because manager Harry Pell 

Since joining the Dons in January, Harry has made 17 appearances for Wimbledon and his performances in midfield have established him as a favourite with the fans.

The 21-year-old is grateful for that support and he is determined to play his part next season in a Wimbledon side geared for better things than just survival.

, Harry said: “As much as I think the manager wants us to play pretty football, you cannot say it has been the prettiest over the last couple of months. But the manager has his own ideas and we will have a full pre-season together to get it right on the training pitch and hopefully take that into matches on Saturdays. at the training ground last weekDons PlayerSpeaking to Rob Cornell on

“When I joined the club, we also brought other players in and straight away we were all told that we needed to get a certain amount of wins to survive. There was a plan from start to finish and when you know what it is required, it makes it so much clearer. But we did it and I am really looking forward to next season.”

Harry added that Wimbledon’s superb support during the survival run-in and meeting with fans at a kit sponsors dinner has made him aware of what the club is all about.

“I was sitting with a fan at a dinner and he told me the AFC Wimbledon story,” Harry said. “I am really happy to be here and really pleased that we stayed up. The gaffer said that Wimbledon never to do it easy, but we should have had it done and dusted earlier in the season. We lost three games on the bounce, but I think at least a couple of those could have been draws. But we showed enormous character and that includes everyone around the club because the emphasis on staying up was phenomenal.

“I thought the fans made a massive difference. At Gillingham we had not played well at all in the first-half, but when we came back out after half-time our fans were still getting behind us. They continued to back us and I think that made a massive difference.”

   Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Harry Pell on our premium site. 

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