Winger believes he has plenty more to offer
Alfie Potter believes there’s plenty more to come from him in a Dons shirt after recapturing his love for football at Wimbledon.
The talented winger (pictured) showed exactly what he’s capable of with a swashbuckling performance against Luton Town on Saturday that included a first goal for the club.
But playing for almost the full 90 minutes – Potter made way for match-winner David Connolly with a minute to go – was just as important after a past year that saw him out of favour at previous club Oxford.
Speaking to Rob Cornell during an interview for Dons Player, Potter said: “It was the longest I had played in a game for a while and I was running on empty at the end! To play games was exactly why I signed though. During my last year in football I had lost the enjoyment really. My main aim when I joined Wimbledon was to get that back and I liked what the manager here had to say. I thought that playing for him I would start to enjoy my football again.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the game today (win v Luton) and I cannot wait to kick on. My fitness is only going to improve now after playing for that long and I will only get better.”
Certainly, the presence of former Oxford United team-mates among the Wimbledon ranks has helped Potter to settle in. Dannie Bulman and David Connolly were also on the scoresheet on Saturday and Potter believes that both players still have plenty to offer at an advanced stage in their careers.
Potter added: “I’ve never seen Dannie strike a ball like that in his life! I’m delighted for him because he is a great person to have around the place. I’ve played with Dannie before and I had never seen him score. David is the not the youngest now, but he is still one of the sharpest players in the box. I played with him for a few months at Oxford and he was exactly the same there. He has not really got any slower and his brain is so sharp. David played at the top level for most of his career and he is a great person to learn from.”
Video interviews with Alfie Potter, David Connolly and Neal Ardley featured on Dons Player over the weekend, along with extended highlights of the win versus Luton.