Winger proud to play for the Dons after his storming start to new season
Andy Barcham feels privileged to have played a part in the AFC Wimbledon story and he says that tomorrow’s match against Sheffield United sums up why everyone worked so hard to achieve another promotion.
In a match that brings back memories of Wimbledon taking on United in the early years of the Premier League, Neal Ardley’s promoted side are aiming to prove themselves in League One.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Barcham said: “I’ve had a great time since I came here as it was fantastic last season. We worked hard for games like this, but it was not just the players. Everyone to do with the team, including the staff and fans, worked hard. The fans do their best off the pitch and we’ve been trying to make sure it goes the right way on it. It is a great club, a family club, and it’s really special for me to be a part of it.
“We knew that there would be a lot of big teams in this league and it’s nice to test yourselves against teams like that. It will be another great day for the club on Saturday and hopefully we can send everyone home happy.”
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As Wimbledon’s top scorer in all competitions, the winger also talked about hard work on the training field paying off.
“The manager had talked to us all really about adding more goals as it's not just for the strikers to do it,” added Barcham. “If we can take the onus off the strikers it will only help the squad. We work on little scenarios, including how we can get in the box at the right time. It was nice to get a header (at Rochdale) because we had been working on me getting into the box when the other wide man is crossing it. There was only me in there at the time because it was a good break by Chris Whelpdale. I arrived at the right time and we had been trying to incorporate that into the game. It’s nice when it pays off.
“I don’t think anyone can fault our effort in games, but at times we’ve been conceding sloppy goals. We’ve worked hard on getting it right at both ends of the pitch. It was nice that we got a win the other day and hopefully we can match a good performance with a good result. I don’t think we are too away from getting the perfect performance and hopefully it will mean that the points start rolling in.”
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