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Andy told to keep headgear

22 September 2013

Arthur's tongue-in-cheek advice for brave defender

to retain the protective headgear that he wore for the first time against Burton Albion yesterday because it brought the Dons good luck.Chris Arthurhas been urged by team-mate Andy Frampton 

Frampton may have looked a bit different for this match, but his performance was typical of a man who always puts his head in where it hurts – and there was the added bonus of heading home his first Wimbledon goal in emphatic style.

It may be two weeks ago now since Frampton had five stitches to a head wound at York City, but Arthur wants him to keep wearing the headgear.

, Arthur said: “When he put it on today I told him that if he scores, then he has to keep it on! Andy has to do that now surely because it brought us good luck. Andy is a warrior; he is always committed and aggressive. He is a great player to have in the squad.”Dons PlayerSpeaking to

Neal Ardley said: "Andy will have to keep the hat on now that he has scored! I don't like to single people out, but I thought that Barry Fuller was the one player who was outstanding in both halves. His drive and energy was excellent, but it is a squad game." 

The picture above (taken by club photographer Paul Willatts) shows Andy Frampton being congratulated by Alan Bennett and Chris Arthur after his goal yesterday.

Dons Player subscribers can now watch video interviews with Chris Arthur, Jack Midson and Neal Ardley, along with match highlights of Wimbledon’s victory that lifted the Dons up to third in League 2.


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