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Anthony recalls childhood Wimbledon memory after signing for the Dons

Full interview with Wimbledon's latest signing is on our iFollow channel

12 July 2018

By Chris Slavin

Anthony Wordsworth revealed shortly after signing today that he previously played for Wimbledon's academy and one of his early football heroes was Neal Ardley!

The 29-year-old is fully aware of Wimbledon's unique story after spending time with the Dons academy as a teenager.

Speaking to our iFollow channel, Anthony recalled: "I was actually with the academy at Wimbledon when I was a kid. I used to go to Selhurst Park and watch Wimbledon and I have a photo of the manager from when I was a kid. It's still sitting somewhere and I've told my old man to dig it out! Even if I do find it, I don't think I will be bringing it in because it will probably be put on the wall by the lads or something!"

On signing here, Anthony added: "First of all, we want to try and climb up the table, and see if we can finish higher. Personally, I want to get a few goals and assists."

Neal, who is pictured with our new addition at the training ground today, joked: "I said to seal the deal that I would sign it for him, that was the clinching moment!"

Visit our iFollow channel for the full interview with Anthony and more from our manager is also on our premium channel.

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