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Captain lifted by cup buzz

12 February 2016

Interview with Barry Fuller ahead of Luton clash

Captain Barry Fuller has called for his team-mates to capitalise on the buzz created by our Under-18s and continue the feel-good factor with a victory against Luton Town tomorrow.

Fuller, who watched the FA Youth Cup tie against Chelsea, was full of praise for supporters after 3,455 attended the game on Tuesday and he would love to give them something to shout about tomorrow.

Speaking during an interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player, Fuller said: “It showed what our club is all about and the support that we have, not just for the first-team. To have that amount of support for a youth team game was great for the boys that played in it, but also for the club as a whole. We were cheering and chanting when the game was going on and the U-18s did the club proud on the night and with their run in the competition. Hopefully, we can kick-on and keep that buzz going on Saturday.”

Following last Saturday’s postponement against Bristol Rovers, Fuller can’t wait to get back into match action against Luton Town – and he’s relishing the busy schedule ahead.

“It was frustrating last Saturday, but you have to deal with that as a footballer,” added Fuller. “We got our heads around it, came in Monday morning for training, and have been working towards the Luton game. We’ve had a good week of training since.

“We are ready to go again and hopefully we can get another good run going, especially with all the games coming up. We will soon have a few weeks of playing Saturday, Tuesday, and we are going to need the whole squad. We are ready to put a good run together again.

“Under John Still you knew what you were going to get with Luton as they were physical with loads of energy, but they have a new manager now. I’m not sure how they play, but they have good players and we know it’s going to be a tough game.

“We got beat 2-0 there, but we played really well after the sending off. We created a lot of chances, even though we had 10 men so we showed what we were about. I think they will be coming here with a little bit of fear against us knowing the form that we’ve been in.”

The full interview with Barry Fuller, along with interviews with Lyle Taylor and Neal Ardley, are all on Dons Player.

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