Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Tom overwhelmed by awards

2 May 2017

Dons striker interviewed after winning three accolades

Tom Elliott saluted the coaching he’s received to improve his game and the backing provided by supporters since joining AFC Wimbledon.

Speaking during an extensive interview with WDON’s Rob Cornell, the man who earned three Player of the Year awards on Sunday said: “I cannot thank the fans enough, they have been amazing for me. I love it when they sing ‘We’ve got Tom Elliott’. I am not going to lie, it is a bit emotional because I did not expect to get three awards.

“When I’ve been up on that stage during the season they have welcomed me and I love it here. This club can make anything happen. All of the staff, fans, and people around the club put so much effort in to get the club that little bit further. That’s what makes the club so good and it can take this club anywhere. In my career I’ve played for eight teams, but this club is up there and I’ve had the best two years in my career.”

A clip of Tom’s interview for Dons Player can now be viewed on our official You Tube channel via the link below.

Tom added that he owes a lot to Neal Ardley and his coaching team for taking his game up another level since joining in 2015.

“They have always got an open door and you can go in and ask questions,” said Tom. “They have played the game so you get that insight that you need. You learn a lot from them, even just watching them in training. They may not have the legs, but they still have that quality because you don’t lose that. Having that is important and I know it’s important to the rest of the lads.

“The manager gave me a chance and I’ve taken it with both hands. The manager has put so much effort into me, along with ‘Bass’, ‘Coxy’ and ‘Reevesy’. They have put their faith in me. I had a slow start to the season, but I worked so hard during the off season and pre-season. I got to know the manager’s philosophy and it just clicked for me.”

  and an interview with Young Player of the Year Will Nightingale features on our premium channel tomorrow.Dons PlayerThe full six-minute interview with Tom Elliott is now on 

Advertisement block