Forward adjusted his game to help Dons to Wembley glory
Tom Elliott said it took him time to adjust to leading the line for AFC Wimbledon, but now the towering forward believes he can help the Dons create more club history next season.
The 25-year-old said that victory at Wembley with Wimbledon was the highlight of his career, eclipsing a previous win with Cambridge United in the Conference Play-Off Final, and it was certainly reward for all his hard work this season.
“It has been up and down for me, but it ended with a big high,” Tom told Dons Player. “I had to learn the Wimbledon way at the start of this season and how the manager wanted me to play. I probably peaked in January and that’s when I started to get into good form. I had a good partnership with Lyle and I’ve just been learning all year. Everyone has been good by working with me. I’m pleased with my season, but I want to go into next season and do bigger and better things.
“I’ve been to Wembley twice before, but this third time was the best feeling. I was celebrating for about an hour after the game and I was so tired that I ended up laid out on the floor in the changing rooms! I also had so many messages to respond too, it was all crazy. This is the best group of boys I have ever played with in my career. All the boys work so hard for each other and we are all close friends.”
Tom had massive praise for the AFC Wimbledon fans for the part they played in achieving glory and he thanked them for their support.
man and they have helped us achieve success this season. The home and away support has been so good and I thank them so much for backing us.”th“I appreciate it so much,” added Tom. “I’m just so thrilled that they have welcomed me to their home and it’s great to have played a part in their history. I’m always going to remember it and hopefully we can create history next season as well. Our fans were outnumbered on Monday, but they were fantastic. The fans are our 12
The full interview with Tom Elliott and Jon Meades is on Dons Player, along with plenty of other interviews and celebrations after Wembley.