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Ben chooses the right path after a tough time against Wimbledon

Interview with new loan signing now on iFollow

1 August 2018

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By Chris Slavin

Ben Purrington believes that he's chosen the right option to reignite his career after feeling the full force of AFC Wimbledon in the past!

The 22-year-old was a frustrated figure on the bench at Wembley back in 2016 when a part of the Plymouth squad brushed aside by Wimbledon.

Speaking in his first interview for iFollow after signing for the Dons, Ben recalled: "I was on the bench that day and it was not great for us! Wimbledon absolutely bullied us all over the pitch really. It was great for Wimbledon to get the promotion and I've moved on since then. Every time I've played here, the ground has been pretty full and it's been a decent atmosphere. The fans are quite close to the pitch and whenever I've played against Wimbledon it has been a tough game."

The full interview with Ben can be viewed via the link above to our iFollow channel and Neil Cox also gives us his thoughts on the signing.

Ben does have good memories of playing at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, in particular as a 17-year-old when he set-up a late equaliser for Plymouth with a brilliant cross-field pass. See the link below to watch Ben's brilliant assist.

Despite showing his ability going forward on that occasion, Ben is clear about his strengths as a player and what he aims to achieve from the loan move.

"I would say that I'm a solid defender," added Ben. "Being a left-back, first and foremost you have to defend and then try to link-up with the attacks when you can. I signed for Rotherham 18 months ago and it's gone quickly, but I still have time left on my deal there. At the age of 22, I need to be trying to play regular football. If I can get games under my belt, hopefully I can push on again and start showing my potential. I want to play as many games as I can and help Wimbledon to win as many games as possible."

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