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Fuller targets long stay

26 May 2015

Right-back feels at home with the Dons

Captain Barry Fuller says he would love to stay at AFC Wimbledon for years to come – and one day lead out the Dons at Plough Lane.

The experienced right-back turns 31 in September, but Fuller believes he is fitter than ever after making 101 appearances in all competitions since joining Wimbledon in 2013.

After ending his first season as the club’s Player of the Year, Fuller signed a new contract at the start of 2014/15 and he is very happy at Wimbledon.

“I have loved every single minute of it here so far,” said Fuller. “The most important thing when you join a football club is that you feel settled. I am happy with the way things are going on and off the pitch. I have missed just two games since joining Wimbledon. I feel fitter than I have ever been after playing regularly since suffering a bad injury a few years ago. When the manager gives you days off to rest you have to look after yourself and I make sure that I look after my body.

“I certainly think that there are a good few years left in me yet. I would love to commit my future to Wimbledon for a few more years and help take this club forward if we move to Plough Lane. If I could finish my career here I would be happy with that.”

Though as frustrated as anyone connected with Wimbledon by a disappointing end to the season, Fuller believes the club is moving in the right direction.

“The team has progressed well,” added Fuller. “We had that difficult period at the end of my first season here when we got points deducted, but we stayed up. Last season we achieved the club’s record points total and that is something to build on. It ended a bit flat for us, but we should be looking higher up the table next season.”

More from our interview with Barry Fuller will follow later in the week on the official website.

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