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Arthur: fans lifted us

22 September 2013

Dons wide-man on making the step-up

says that he is determined to reward AFC Wimbledon for taking a chance on him after his swashbuckling second-half display transformed the Dons against Burton Albion.Chris Arthur 

, the 23-year-old says he is relishing playing in front of big crowds at the Cherry Red Records Stadium after making the step-up from Conference South football. Apart from a brief spell at Northampton Town during 2011/12, playing in the Football League is a new experience for Arthur, but he is certainly making the most of his opportunity so far.Dons PlayerSpeaking to

“I have always been confident in my own ability,” said Arthur. “I had belief that I could make the step-up again and I just felt that I needed a chance to go out and prove it. I was given an opportunity here and hopefully I can keep going now. It is a great fan base here and they play a big part for us both home and away. Towards the end of the game today you could hear them screaming and shouting. They were very loud and it is always good to play in front of a crowd like that. There are never moans and groans and everyone is positive around here.

“The manager just told me to go out and keep attacking. I was playing at left-back, but the manager told me to go out and get at them when I got the ball. I did what I usually do when I come on, which is to attack and try and get crosses in. We will always create chances no matter what because we are very attack-minded.”

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full video interview with Chris Arthur, along with the thoughts of Jack Midson and Neal Ardley on yesterday’s victory.

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