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Alfie: an easy decision

16 January 2015

Winger explains why he joined the Dons

Alfie Potter said that a chance to link-up with familiar faces and the lure of an AFC Wimbledon return made up his mind to sign for the Dons.

The 26-year-old winger, who is pictured playing for Wimbledon during a loan spell in 2008, told Dons Player that other clubs were interested in his signature, but plenty of reasons pointed him towards the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Potter, who is likely to be in the squad tomorrow, said: “I spent a couple of years playing with Sean Rigg and also Dannie Bulman at Oxford. They are players I’ve stayed in touch with and when it came to making a decision I spoke to them as well as a couple of people at Oxford. They sold it to me and it was an easy decision to make.

“A few clubs were showing an interest in me, but after I spoke with the manager here it was a no-brainer. I’m from the centre of London so I’m close to home and I cannot wait to get started.

“I played against Wimbledon earlier in the season and having watched the Liverpool game I know there’s a good side here. The manager told me how he wants to play and that’s what I wanted to hear. I’m a winger who likes to get on the ball and try and make things happen.”

Alfie enjoyed good times at the Kassam Stadium, including helping the club to promotion into the Football League, a broken ankle in 2013 curtailed his progress and he’s found it tough this season to establish himself.

“Since I came back from serious injury things have gone downhill,” added Alfie. “I had been at Oxford for a long time and I think sometimes a change of scenery and a fresh start is what is needed. I had a contract until the end of this season with Oxford, but both parties decided it would be best if I moved on. I can get back playing the way I know I can here.

“Even though the club was in the Ryman Premier when I was last here the ground was full. I know what it’s like to play in a full house here and I was gutted when my loan was cut short previously. That’s made me more desperate to get out there and play here.”

  to read more about Alfie's Dons debut.Match ReportAlfie is pictured above playing for AFC Wimbledon in March, 2008, when Terry Brown’s men beat Hastings United 4-0. Click on  

Dons Player subscribers can watch the full six-minute video interview on our premium channel, along with a further transfer update from Neal Ardley.

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