Midfielder interviewed ahead of Chesterfield tomorrow
Dean Parrett believes that AFC Wimbledon’s new players are starting to show why Neal Ardley brought them to the club and he has confidence that victories will come soon.
Parrett was one of six recruits brought in during the summer and long before the transfer window expired on Wednesday.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player ahead of tomorrow’s game against Chesterfield, the midfielder said: “We have to settle in and players have to learn about our games, but that is starting to happen. Chris Whelpdale is a great player who scored nine goals before Christmas last season. I know what he can do and I think the lads are starting to realise what he can do. It was good for me to get 90 minutes on Tuesday and all I can look at is effecting things positively when I come on. I am hoping to start soon if I can, but it’s whatever the gaffer wants to do, and we will go from there.
“It’s always exciting to watch transfer deadline day. I have a lot of friends in football and you watch where they are going so that you can give them a text message and say ‘well done’. It was nice for my future to be sorted out early so that you are not wondering whether a move is going to happen or not. It was nice to be settled in and I’ve had a few games for my new club already, whereas the players who moved on deadline day have still got to do that.”
Parrett has been impressed with Wimbledon’s support since joining the club and he is convinced that results will turn if everyone stays patient.
“We lost 3-1 away at Walsall and the fans were singing for us after the game, which was brilliant,” he added. “It’s going to take time because we have stepped up a level and the players are trying to work their way into League One and get used to the style of football. There are slightly better players in this league and you get punished for mistakes more.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time, but we have got the ability. We have got good players and even against the better sides we’ve not been far off. We’ve been working on things we felt needed to change in training and to get a win on Tuesday night was good for confidence. I am sure we will be fine.”
Dean’s full interview with WDONs Rob Cornell posing the questions is on Dons Player, along with an update from Neil Cox ahead of Chesterfield tomorrow.