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Dean praises fans as Dons get ready to face Shrews

Interview with midfielder as Wimbledon prepare for home game

11 August 2017

Dean Parrett said that the boys can't wait to get the home league campaign underway tomorrow against Shrewsbury and he is aiming to build on his promising first season with Wimbledon.

Speaking during an interview for our iFollow channel, the midfielder said: "All the boys cannot wait for it. We got a good result at Scunthorpe and it could have been more. Now we've got our first home league game and I think we've been strong at home. I know we lost on Tuesday night, but I think we could have won that one in 90 minutes. We played good teams at home in pre-season and played really well, so I am looking forward to it.

"I've really enjoyed it here. I would like to play more if I could, but I have to keep working hard to try and get into the team. I got six goals last season, but three of those were penalties, so I would like to add to that, maybe get to the 10-mark if possible. The fans have been brilliant with me, even when I've not been in the team they have been complimentary. It is a great club, a family club, and everyone is together because it's a fan-run club."

See below for a clip of Dean's interview, in which he also explains why Lyle Taylor is not in charge of the pre-match music in the dressing room!

Dean believes that the Dons have so far adapted to a new way of playing this season – and there is plenty more to come.

"We've not got a big man up there this year," added Dean. "The strikers we've got this season are better with the ball at their feet, but there are things we are trying that are away from that. You could see one that we did the other night (corner routine for Paul Robinson's goal). We have some ideas that we are working on. When we got the ball down and played against Brentford we looked really good. To be fair, when you go up against a higher level team, they have players who are comfortable on the ball. They made it difficult for us near the end. They scored three very good goals from outside the box, but we had chances to score. Maybe we could have won, but we move on now."

The full interview with Dean Parrett and Neal Ardley's update are on our iFollow channel.

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