Striker eager to finally show Dons fans what he can do
Danny Hylton enjoyed a dream AFC Wimbledon debut last night and the striker says he’s determined to make up for lost time after finally joining the club.
The 24-year-old made an instant impression against Hartlepool with the winning goal and a forward display that suggested he will certainly be worth the wait after Neal Ardley revealed that he tried to sign him last summer.
And during his first Dons Player interview, Danny (pictured in a Dons shirt for the first time by Andy Nunn) said that he hopes it’s a sign of things to come during his loan spell from Rotherham.
“I’ve had a few opportunities to come here in the past, but for one reason or another it never happened,” Danny told our WDON commentator Rob Cornell. “I feel I can settle in quickly, and I’m looking forward to playing games and trying to score more goals. I got the call last night (Monday) to come down and I just wanted to make an impact when I came on. It was a great debut and I could not have wished for a better start here.
“The manager made a few changes in the second-half. We changed the formation and I think we also upped our performance levels individually. Our first goal came at a time when we were on top and we said at half-time that we thought we would get another if we got one. It was nice to play in my first match for Wimbledon and help us get three points.”
Danny has certainly been helped to settle in by the presence of several familiar faces in the Wimbledon ranks with Aaron Morris, Darren Jones and Ross Worner having played in the same team at Aldershot and Ashley Bayes was also a goalkeeper coach there.
Dons Player subscribers can now watch the video interview with Danny, along with the post-match thoughts of Neal Ardley.