Video interview with Dons midfielder on official You Tube channel
Dean Parrett said he’s worked hard to adapt his game to what is required at AFC Wimbledon and the in-form midfielder is aiming to chip in with more goals this season.
Parrett struck his first goal for Wimbledon from open play on Tuesday night in the cup replay victory against Bury and he was in upbeat mood afterwards about life with the Dons after his summer move.
“Everyone is putting in a shift for the team and we are starting to get an understanding together (in midfield),” said Parrett. “I was a new player in the summer so I had to learn other people’s games, but I’m at a good stage now. I kind of know what everyone is doing and where I need to be. It takes a few weeks to see how your team-mates play and how the manager wants you to play, but I am getting it now.
“We work hard to play the games and they are coming thick and fast now. The manager is brilliant with us, he makes sure that we get our recovery. We are really big on that and we are ready to go when the whistle blows.
“I was trying to shoot a bit more (against Bury) than I had been. I was maybe a little bit selfish now and again! I wanted to get on the score sheet and I want to get as many as I can this season. We chased everything, all the lost causes, and that showed in the score line. Lyle worked so hard for his goal and even with my goal Dominic has chased down the defender. It just shows how hard everyone is working for the team.”
Of course, victory against Bury on Tuesday set-up a second round tie at Curzon Ashton and Parrett would love to have another crack at a big club in the competition if the Dons progress.
“We’ve got a tough draw next,” added Parrett. “It is on TV and it is good for the club and all of us. If we can get through the next round we will be in the draw with the big boys. That is the beauty of the FA Cup because if you have a good run you can play against really big teams in really good stadiums. I have played against Everton with Stevenage, but they done us 4-0 so that’s not one to remember! It would be brilliant to go into a game against one of the big teams with this group of lads.”
The full interview with Dean Parrett is available to view via the link above to our official You Tube channel.