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Luke Moore on 2012/13

11 May 2013

Players' Player of the Year reviews the last season

Luke Moore finished 2012/13 with a flourish by helping Wimbledon to survival and earning the Players’ Player of the Year award, but the midfielder believes he is capable of much better.

AFC Wimbledon’s longest serving player, who joined the Dons in June 2009, scored two vital goals in the run-in against Exeter City as part of a strong end to the season that has become his trademark over the years.

However, Luke said: “It is great to get the award, but I was a bit surprised to get it. I did not feel that I had the season that I would have wanted. I had a half decent end to the campaign, but hopefully whatever happens next season I can do much better. I would not have got this award but for the other players and they have been brilliant during the second-half of the season.

“The manager has done a brilliant job since the turn of this year and we got over the line in the end. The club and I have to be looking to push on next season though.”

Luke, unsurprisingly, nominated the 6-2 defeat at Burton Albion as his worst match of the season and Exeter City at home as his favourite. But nothing surpassed the feeling of staying up on the final day of the campaign against Fleetwood.

Luke (pictured above left with Mat Mitchel-King after receiving his Players’ Player of the Year award), said: “The league is getting stronger every season and we did not have the best of starts, which left us with a lot of work to do. All the players wanted to do it for the fans, the management and everyone behind the scenes at the club.

“No one wanted to see the club go down and from a personal perspective I did not want it on my CV. It meant a lot to the players and we were determined not to go down. I think the way that the lads all stuck together was the key. The management made us believe that we could stay in the league and eventually we did that.”

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