Interview with left-back after his full league debut
Seth Owens has taken the step-up to first-team football in his stride this season and the 18-year-old left-back is far from daunted by the task of facing seasoned professionals at League One level.
Seth, who turns 19 next month, was quick to thank development coach Alan Reeves for nurturing his talent and giving him plenty of confidence since he joined Wimbledon in the summer.
But the physical part of the game is something that Seth relishes, as he told Dons Player after making his full league debut on Saturday.
“I am an aggressive player and I like the battle and the challenge,” said Seth. I thrive on things like that because it’s part of my game. I want to keep the momentum going and help the team to get points. It was a great experience for me (against Bury) as making your first league start is what you dream of as a kid.
“I need to give Alan a thank-you as soon as I get out of here! He has taught me everything that was in my game today. He has given me confidence and so too has the manager and the boys around me. They have lots of experience and they dragged me through. Even when I make mistakes, they are there keeping my head up.”
Seth is grateful for his big opportunity at Wimbledon after suffering a setback in his fledgling career.
“Earlier this year I left Brentford by mutual consent,” he told WDON’s Rob Cornell. “I thought this was a great club, a family club, and the team for me. Since I’ve come on board, it’s been all positive for me.”
The full interview with Seth, along with interviews with Tom Elliott and Neal Ardley, featured on Dons Player over the weekend.