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Charlie: it's been brilliant

9 October 2013

Striker on his loan spell so far

struck his fourth goal in five games at Braintree on Tuesday night – and he hopes his prolific form can stake a claim for a first-team place back at AFC Wimbledon.Charlie Strutton

three weeks ago with the aim of recapturing his form and match fitness.Neal ArdleyThe 24-year-old striker (pictured above) was sent out on loan by manager

That has certainly happened since with Strutton playing a key role in Braintree’s rise up the Conference National table, though his goal last night couldn’t prevent them going down to a 3-2 defeat at home to Welling United.

“Before last night we had won the first four games that I had been here,” said Strutton. “It has been brilliant because I had not played this season apart from coming on as substitute at Chesterfield. The manager spoke to me and said that I should go out on loan to increase my match fitness and get some goals. I have managed to get four goals out of five and have played in every game.

“It is a good level of football and I have adapted well. It is a physical league, but I am a physical player so I think it suits me. The main thing though is that AFC Wimbledon is my club. Hopefully, I can keep doing well if I stay at Braintree longer or I can come back and do well with Wimbledon and get more games.”

Strutton’s goal last night was created by former AFC Wimbledon midfielder James Mulley and both players came up against ex-Dons centre-back Fraser Franks in the match.

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