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A special night for Billy

10 December 2014

Captain sums up spirit ahead of FA Youth Cup tie

Billy Frost will proudly lead Wimbledon out in tomorrow night’s FA Youth Cup tie, but it could have been very different for the midfielder as Aston Villa were previously interested in signing him.

The 18-year-old (pictured left above) has been with the club for a decade as he started out with AFC Wimbledon Under-8s and he will be captain against Burnley tomorrow (7.00 pm kick-off at the Cherry Red Records Stadium) after an injury to Dan Gallagher.

  channel, Billy said: “It will mean everything to me when I walk out at the ground with lads I have played with since the age of eight. We have known each other for a number of years and spent a lot of time together outside of football. I think that helps to make us a better team on the pitch.You TubeSpeaking during an interview with Rob Cornell on our official 

“I turned down a chance to go up to Aston Villa when I was 13 because it’s a great set-up here and I liked Mark Robinson as a coach. Without him, I would not be the player I am today.

“Tomorrow night we need to go out there and express ourselves. We need to enjoy it, but we cannot just go out there and do our own thing. We want to win and we need to do what Mark wants us to do.”

 .Player ProfilesBilly and several of his team-mates have come through the ranks together and they earned a memorable success four years ago when AFC Wimbledon Under-13s were crowned Tesco Cup National Champions. To view information about all the squad, click on 

Mark Robinson said: “I’ve made Billy captain recently because Dan Gallagher is out injured. Even though we have got Ryan Sweeney back from the Under-21s tomorrow night, I’ve kept Billy as captain because I believe in his ability. I know that he’ll step-up to the mark. “

to view interviews and training footage ahead of the game.You TubeWimbledon host Burnley (7.00 pm kick-off tomorrow) at the Cherry Red Records Stadium with £5 entry for all adults and £2 entry for Under-18s. Click on

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