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Captain praises George after he reaches club milestone

Versatile Dons player accrued 200 club appearances against Walsall

29 November 2017

George Francomb has received high praise from captain Barry Fuller after surpassing the 200 mark for AFC Wimbledon appearances.

George, who joined us in the summer of 2013 after a previous loan spell with the Dons, hit the double century mark with a substitute appearance against Walsall on Saturday.

Our captain said: "George is still young, he is only 26, and to play so many games at his age for one club is a big achievement. He is probably best known as a utility man, but people don't realise how good a footballer George is. Wherever you play George, he gives you an 8/10 every time. He is one of the better players on the pitch all the time and I think he has been our most consistent player this season.

"George has played in a variety of positions so far this season and I still think he could progress and play at a higher level. When you switch to left-back from the right side there is a big change in terms of your body shape and positioning, but it has come naturally to George. The way he adjusted so well to playing left-back shows how good a player George is and he has been a great servant for AFC Wimbledon."

Barry, who also passed the 200 mark for Wimbledon appearances earlier this season, believes the appearances accrued by a crop of current players in the squad is a tribute to the club's progress in recent years.

"If you look around at other clubs at this level, players come and go quickly, but the gaffer likes to keep people around who he thinks will do their best for the club," added Barry. "He wants players who will wear the shirt with pride. I've been here a long time and so too has George, but Andy Barcham and Jon Meades also recently passed 100 appearances. It shows that the club is doing something right as players want to stay here for so long. They enjoy playing at this football club and want to be a part of something that they think will progress."

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