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Danny: great to come back

10 May 2014

Former striker reflects on his return for charity game

Danny Kedwell said it was an “emotional” day for him back at AFC Wimbledon last week and he enjoyed wearing a Dons shirt once again.

 .One Life UK  and  Shooting Star Chase  that raised over £11,000 for  charity matchThe man who fired Wimbledon back into the Football League spoke passionately about his return during an interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player after an entertaining  

Danny (pictured above left with Dons heroes of the past, photograph by Zoe Linkson) said: “It was brilliant and emotional as well. Coming back here was a bit weird and actually walking back into that dressing room. I’ve missed it because it’s now three years ago since I left. It was a great game to come back and play in with no pressure. I enjoyed meeting the fans here again and coming back for a good cause.

“I had a great time here and you never know what can happen around the corner. My family loved it here and they could not wait to come back and to see me put on a Wimbledon shirt again. That was the same for me and I was excited about it. It was nice to put on a Wimbledon shirt and to come out onto the pitch again.

“It was the best day out (at Manchester) three years ago and the stuff you dream of as a kid. I managed to be the person who scored the goal that got Wimbledon up and for the rest of my life I’ll remember it. I’m sure when I’m gone people will still talk about the goal. The fans deserved it and I’m just glad I was the man who scored it.”

Danny’s appearance alongside Jon Main up front brought back memories of that superb Conference South title win in 2009 with Jason Goodliffe, Luke Garrard and Ben Judge also among the heroes of that side to return last Sunday.

“It was a great partnership that I had with Jon during the Conference South season and the first year in the Conference Premier,” added Danny. “It was an unstoppable pairing and a lot of teams would have loved to have had a partnership like that. But Wimbledon had it and we both loved our times here. When you’re enjoying your football like that and there’s a good friendship off the pitch, it just clicks.

“It was great banter again. Luke has got a great sense of humour and is a funny boy. I miss these sorts of people. Jason was good on the pitch, but he also taught us a lot about other things and not just on the football side of it. He was a great captain and we had some great captains out there today.”

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