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Big turnaround for Chris

26 January 2017

Defender delighted with Dons move

Chris Robertson believes the Dons can keep pushing forward this season after coming through a difficult introduction to League One football.

The experienced defender’s move south from Ross County came on 1 September at a time when Wimbledon had yet to win and he had plenty on his plate off the field too due to family reasons.

However, since then Chris has made 15 appearances for Wimbledon – scoring his first club goal against Port Vale – and his fiancée gave birth to a baby girl.

“There has been a lot of change since I came in,” said Chris. “The team was not getting the points on the board back then, though not necessarily playing too badly. In football, it is about getting three points and the team has come a long way now. The staff, players, and everyone are learning game by game. It is just about taking all that on board and moving forward together as a team.

  Everything is about us sticking together and that’s how we are going to move forward.  “That’s the thing with football; you get your setbacks and you have to bounce back as soon as you can. You have to stay positive and believe that you can keep moving forward in the league. We’ve got a great bunch of strikers here and they are all full of goals. Away from home is different and we probably have to adapt a little bit better.

“I joined after the season started for family reasons. It was quite a quick turnaround getting settled and organised here, but I’ve played 15 games now. I would like to think I am doing the best that I can, but there is always room for improvement and I always look to do better. It does not matter who I play with, as long as I do a job for the team. I try to keep my head right whether I am in the team or not and it’s important for the whole squad to stick together.”

Though he had to endure a reminder from Darius Charles about one of his biggest career disappointments shortly after coming through the door, Chris feels at home with Wimbledon.

“In the League 2 play-off final I played for Torquay at Old Trafford and Darius was playing for Stevenage,” added Chris. “We had a bit of a giggle about it when I first joined. I reminded him that he was in my pocket (Darius was playing up front), but they won the game so I could not say too much about it. That was a disappointing day, but life goes on. It was good to meet Darius and finally get to know him.

“I have loved every minute of it here. All the staff do everything they can to help you, they have been first class. The fans have been superb. Every game is a sell-out really, which is what you want. You want to be playing in front of fans who really want the team to do well.”

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