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Captain interviews Andy

12 May 2014

Alan Bennett sets the questions

Captain Alan Bennett is hoping to pass his Sports Journalism degree with flying colours this summer and he provided a glimpse of his talents off the pitch by conducting an interview with Andy Frampton for the club’s official You Tube channel.

 to view the video.Alan’s interviewAlan, who was a guest commentator for Radio WDON earlier this season when he was injured, posed several questions for Andy as part of a review of 2013/14 and a look ahead to next season. Click on  

Andy (pictured above left with Alan after a goal earlier this season) was optimistic that the Dons can improve during 2014/15 and that he can play a big part.

“At my age I have to keep myself ticking over during the next two months,” said Andy. “I cannot burn myself out with the excitement of coming back and playing again. Hopefully, it will be a good season. With a few additions that the manager will be looking to bring in I think it could be very exciting for the club.

“We set ourselves targets behind closed doors that we did not reach last season so overall we’re a little bit disappointed from a team point of view.”

Andy, unsurprisingly, selected his winner at Rochdale as his favourite goal because it earned victory at a club who got promoted – and it came in difficult circumstances after a break in the match due to floodlight failure.

That win came when the Dons were riding high in League 2 and Andy told Wimbledon’s captain that the loss of Michael Smith was a big loss during the second half of 2013/14.

“Michael was such an asset,” added Andy. “He was an out ball for us because he occupied defenders. When he did leave it left a pretty big void, certainly until we were able to reinforce with a different style of player. But he was definitely someone who we did miss and if we had been able to keep him it may have been very different during the rest of the season.” 

 Alan, who has regularly compiled blogs for local press websites during his spare time, should find out the result of the Sports Journalism degree in June and the club wishes him every success.

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