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Ben on Volunteers' Day

4 April 2015

Young left-back values support

The AFC Wimbledon Volunteers’ Away Day takes place at Dagenham & Redbridge on Monday - an event not lost on the Dons talented, young left-back Ben Harrison.

Speaking in an interview to Dons Player, the Academy product said: “Of course the fans are the lifeblood of this club. The history says it all, it’s all about the fans. They come here, they come on every away trip. They give their heart and passion for this club, so Monday let’s hope we can get a result for them.”

This event is once again generously sponsored by Cherry Red Records and it offers an opportunity to give something back to our dedicated volunteers, who work tirelessly throughout the year for the club.

“We have the weekend to recover from the Good Friday game and get our heads right, it’s a game we can pick up points from if we believe in ourselves and getting this close to the end of the season we need to start picking up some points. So we move on and get switched on and get back into training.

The “Home Grown and Hungry” youngster has had a meteoric rise this season, going from the under-18s to the first team to now being nominated for the LFE Apprentice of the Year award in League Two.

Harrison is still learning though and he got another vital 90 minutes experience on Good Friday in the 2-2 draw with Northampton Town.

Ben said: “To be fair, the first four games I played I got a taste, but you don’t get used to this league and I did have a good taste. You have to be on it all the time, no matter who you are up against and what the score is because you can get punished.”

your one v one defending and the aggression, like the gaffer has said - it can cost you. It certainly did against Northampton and against Tranmere, which is six points we could have picked up.” Looking back at the Dons last game, he added: “When it was two nil we were cruising, but it shows when you don’t keep your focus and do the basics for this league -

The full interview with Ben Harrison is available to Dons Player subscribers.

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