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Chris on joining Wimbledon

5 September 2016

New signing eager to help the Dons progress

Chris Robertson believes he is approaching the peak years of his football career and the defender is determined to use all of his experience to help AFC Wimbledon progress as a club.

The 29-year-old has achieved success in his career, most notably helping Torquay to promotion at Wembley seven years ago and he was a part of the Ross County squad who won the Scottish League Cup last season.

Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Chris spoke enthusiastically about playing for a fans-owned club and the challenge of boosting AFC Wimbledon’s league position.

“I would say as a defender that you are looking to be at your peak in your late 20s and early 30s so there are plenty of years left in me yet. “I’ve had good times at Torquay and Preston North End and last season was a great one for the fans at Ross County with winning the cup and a top-six finish. You only have good times though when you are winning!

“As a defender you want to help the team get clean sheets and win games,” said Chris. “It might not be pretty all the time, but the priority is to get results. If we can get points on the board by playing ugly and being organised we will be on for a good season.

“I know what League One is all about and I want to give my all for the team, the manager, and the fans. Having talked to the manager here and other people, I know it is a club run by the fans and you want to be at a place where you are made to feel welcome. If we can all work together it will help with results on the pitch.

“Promotion at any level of football is a great result and I am sure there is still a good atmosphere at the club after that. I know it’s been a difficult start with points hard to come by, but it’s still early in the season. I was speaking to ‘Coxy’ and he said there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes as well as on the pitch. If we can pull together, get everyone organised and on the same page, I am sure we will get points on the board.”

Chris added that family reasons played a part in him looking for a move back down south after a successful season north of the border with Ross County.

“I still had a year on my contract up there, but I spoke to the manager and explained my situation,” Chris revealed. “My missus is 32-weeks pregnant and it was the right move for us at the right time. It was difficult to stay up there due to family reasons and the manager was very helpful. I am looking forward to the challenge at AFC Wimbledon now and I’m happy to be here.”

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