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Andy: an easy decision

1 July 2015

Winger talks about Dons move

Andy Barcham said it was an easy decision to join AFC Wimbledon after hearing good things about the club from current Dons players.

The winger wants to spend his peak years playing for a manager who believes in him and that is certainly the case with Neal Ardley having tried to sign him two years ago.

And having previously played alongside Bayo Akinfenwa, Barry Fuller and Callum Kennedy, Andy feels it will take little time for him to settle in.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Andy said: “The move happened fairly quickly. I was back training with Portsmouth for pre-season and we went back last week. Obviously, with the change of manager things happen at the club and new players come in. For me now at 28, I want to be playing. I had a conversation with the manager at Portsmouth and I felt it was better for me to look to playing elsewhere.

“I am looking forward to playing here. I had a few clubs interested in me, but it was an easy choice due to people I know here and what they said about the club. I also know a bit about the club having played against them as well. The manager was a big factor in it. I almost signed here before I went to Portsmouth and it’s nice to be playing under a manager who rates me.”

 Andy added that he cannot wait to sample the atmosphere at AFC Wimbledon after being on the receiving end during Portsmouth’s 4-0 defeat.

“Obviously being a small ground the atmosphere is amazing,” said Andy. “You hear everything on the pitch. I’m looking forward to having the fans behind me, instead of against me! I was disappointed (with the 4-0 defeat). I was up against Barry Fuller, who was my captain at Gillingham. It was a weird game for Portsmouth, but that’s in the past now. I’m looking forward to playing for Wimbledon and starting afresh.”

The full interview with Andy Barcham featured on Dons Player earlier today.


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