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50 and counting for Barry

12 August 2014

Right-back on his love for the club ahead of tonight's cup tie

club appearance at Milton Keynes tonight and the tough-tackling right-back said he could not wait to commit his future to AFC Barry Fuller is set to make his 50

The 29-year-old, who was Wimbledon’s Player of the Year for 2013/14 after missing just one out of 49 games in league and cup last season, has signed an extended contract and he hopes to be playing in blue and yellow for years to come.

Speaking to Dons Player, Fuller said: “When the manager said he was offering me an extended contract I don’t think he’d finished his sentence before I had agreed! I was over the moon when the manager mentioned it because I’ve loved every minute of playing at this football club. The players who joined during the summer have been told just how much this club means to the fans. They’ve been made aware of that straight away and I think that showed in their performance on Saturday. The atmosphere was brilliant against Shrewsbury.”

And Fuller is determined to repay Wimbledon’s fans for their support by producing a performance that will make them proud at Milton Keynes in the Capital One Cup tonight.

“The manager has prepared us and we are ready,” said Fuller. “It is important because it means a lot to the fans and the club. We will give 110 per cent and hopefully we can do the club proud. Who knows what the final whistle will bring.”

Looking further ahead, the experienced defender, who captained Gillingham to promotion in 2009, believes Wimbledon are well equipped to be fighting at the right end of League 2 this season.

“Shrewsbury are a very good side and they will be up there come the end of this season,” added Fuller. “We showed character in the game to battle back, but we were disappointed not to hold on for three points. There were a lot of positives though, particularly with the attacking threat that we showed. There are goals in the squad now with players that the manager has brought in and hopefully we can hit the back of the net a lot more this season.”

.Your AFC WimbledonThe interview with Barry Fuller appeared on Dons Player yesterday. If you missed Neal Ardley's team update for tonight's game, click on 

   for further details.announcementTickets are still available for tonight’s Capital One Cup tie. Please view our previous 

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