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Wyke's goodbye message

7 April 2014

Striker thanks the club for getting behind him

Charlie Wyke believes that being at AFC Wimbledon turned him into a better player – and he wished to thank the club’s supporters for their backing during his three-month loan spell.

The 21-year-old striker (pictured) has now returned to Middlesbrough, but he took time out after Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Bristol Rovers to deliver a farewell message to the fans.

Speaking to Rob Cornell during an interview for Dons Player, Wyke said: “I will definitely keep looking out for Wimbledon. The fans have been great with me. I’ve had encouragement all the time from them and really positive messages on the internet. Everyone has been fantastic with me and I wish Wimbledon all the best for the rest of this season and the future.

“It’s been a great learning curve for me. I’ve learned so much thanks to Neal, ‘Coxy’ and ‘Bass’. Hopefully, I can now take all that back to Middlesbrough.”

It was not quite the dream ending Charlie would have wanted on Saturday as he was unable to make a difference as a substitute and the Dons still need points to seal survival. However, Wyke reckons there were positives to take from the performance, most notably with the display of fellow striker Kwesi Appiah on his home debut.

“Kwesi has been at the club less than two weeks, but already he’s made a good impression,” said Wyke. “He looks a very good player and I wish him all the best. It was probably the best that we had played as a team for a long time overall, but we just could not get that goal again. The team just has to carry that form into the next games and hopefully pick up more points.”

Dons Player subscribers can watch the video interview with Charlie on our premium channel, along with almost six minutes of extended highlights from the draw against Bristol Rovers.

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