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Pigott aims to come back stronger next season after promising start

Dons striker eager to push on after showing he can score goals at League One level

14 May 2018

By Chris Slavin

Joe Pigott's five goals proved to be vital in helping AFC Wimbledon to stay in League One, but the striker says there is much more to come from him next season.

Signed in January from National League side Maidstone United, Joe Pigott has given plenty of indication that he can score goals regularly in League One after stepping up two levels. And he's determined to come back stronger next season.

The 24-year-old, who struck a very important goal to earn a valuable point at Champions Wigan, said: "I can take confidence from the goals I scored, but it's taken me a bit of time to settle in here. I think I've done okay, but I've had to get accustomed to how things work at this club. It does take a bit of time, especially considering where I came from. I was playing part-time at Maidstone, so I'm still adapting. Hopefully, next season I'll be even better. I think my finishing ability has always been there, but it's the rest of my game that I need to improve on. I want to continue to do that."

Joe is thankful for the backing Wimbledon supporters have given him so far, and he is delighted to have played a part in keeping the club in League One.

"I'm really happy to have contributed to keeping Wimbledon in League One, and I'll be working hard over the summer to be ready for when it all starts again. I do feel confident at this level, but I know what I need to do to improve my game. I want to come back firing next season.

"When I joined, in January, we were not in the bottom four, but it's massive to have got the job done, as we had to come through some tough times. All the lads are buzzing because the hard work has really paid off, so I'm really pleased to have contributed. The fans have been really good to me since I joined. I'm really happy for them that they're going to be watching League One football again.

"Everyone, including the fans, players and staff, are happy to have kept the club up. We all contributed to Wimbledon staying in League One, and now we can look forward to next season."


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