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Will eager to push on after hitting half century

Interview with defender who joined Wimbledon at the age of nine

26 November 2018

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Will Nightingale recently passed the 50-mark for AFC Wimbledon league appearances, but he is more concerned with helping the Dons to climb the League One table.

Ahead of Wimbledon's Tuesday night trip to Peterborough United, the Dons academy product spoke to iFollow Dons in an extensive interview about his career so far and his love for the club he joined at the age of just nine.

"Two matches ago I hit the 50-mark for league games," said Will. "It's a massive achievement for me. I'm a local lad and this club is all I know, it's the only club I've ever played for. When I made my debut a few years ago I would have liked to have kicked on earlier, but circumstances have held me back a little bit. I'm looking to kick-on now and I just want to give my all for the club. I have to put my own achievements to the back of my mind though and think about priorities for this club first.

"There was so much relief at the final whistle on Saturday. I felt so much stress come off my shoulders really. The fans have been unbelievable. I think Bass has said before that if we give them a reason to cheer, then they will more than get behind us. It has to come from us first, to give them something to cheer, but they've been brilliant, especially on Saturday. There was a great atmosphere and that's after going through a bad run of form. Imagine if we were going through a good run of form, how much better things would be? I think their support has been brilliant so hopefully we can try to keep that momentum going.”

The full interview with Will is available to watch by clicking on the link to our iFollow channel above.

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