Midfielder interviewed ahead of Millwall
Tom Beere believes that Neal Ardley has instilled the right mentality to keep the club punching above its weight in League One this season.
Midfielder Beere would love a taste of the match action tonight as he grew up just down the road from Millwall FC and watched them when current team-mate Paul Robinson was playing for the Lions.
However, the 21-year-old, who has made six first-team appearances this season, knows it is a squad game and he is prepared to wait for his chance.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Beere said: “The manager trusts players to come in and do a job. That is the why the other day he put Seth (Owens) in. He has put me in the team and Alfie Egan too. He trusts the young players and we’ve got a good squad mentality here now. My objective is to try and nail down a starting place, but if not, then hopefully I can come off the bench and do a job for the team. It’s a team game at the end of the day.
“Last season was unbelievable with the run we went on towards the end of last season. Now this is dream land for Wimbledon fans. The ultimate goal would be to stay in the league. I think we’ve got the players and coaching staff to do that. The fans also play a part for us every week, both home and away. When you hear them during games it makes a big difference.
“Maybe everyone would have put us down to be down the bottom of the table now, but our group spirit, tactics and the way we do our best for each other has put us in a good position. We have been on a good run and are picking up points. Hopefully, that will continue.”
Having been brought up in the area, Beere would love to face a club he grew up watching as a child.
“I used to go and watch Millwall when Paul Robinson and Andy Frampton were playing for them,” added Beere. “It was only a couple of quid to get in for a kid and I would go to the game after school. It is literally up the road and I will be able to walk home after the game!
“I thought that I did well in the Gillingham and Peterborough games, but I was poor in the first Bury FA Cup game and against Newport. I will have to wait for my chance again, but hopefully I can turn it around.”
The full interview with Tom Beere and an update from Neil Cox ahead of Millwall are both on Dons Player.