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Jake aims to recapture his Plymouth best

Interview with new loan signing

3 September 2018

Jake Jervis believes he's in the right place to reignite his career after joining Wimbledon just before the loan transfer window closed.

Speaking during an interview for iFollow after his debut as a substitute at Burton Albion, Jake explained his motivation for making the move.

"Just to feel like a football player again and to feel that the manager has a real confidence in you," said Jake. "He has chased me for a while and it is good to have a manager who is really enthusiastic about you and wants you to do well. Hopefully, I can repay that faith in me.

"Instead of just a few minutes here and there I want to get out on the pitch and show what I can really do, like I had previously at Plymouth. Hopefully I can bring the form I showed there during my time here. I can tell there is a good morale between the boys and there is a good team spirit. The boys have already made me feel welcome and I'm sure I will fit in."

Despite his stint at Wimbledon starting with a defeat at Burton, Jake pointed to positive signs that he can make a difference at his new club.

"If you look at the way James Hanson wins the ball, that is ideal for me to get in behind the defence. I also want to gel with the other players too. Hopefully, I can bring my pace and goals to it as well. I can play up top or out wide, so I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to play and help the team.

"From what the manager and players have said about previous performances, we were not at it (against Burton), but there were still plenty of chances. Hopefully, we can start putting them away and tidy things up all around the pitch. As a forward player when you come on all you can do is press people, get at the defenders, and try to be a threat."

Jake has felt the full force of AFC Wimbledon in the past, most notably when he was a part of the Plymouth team beaten at Wembley in 2016, a squad that also contained Ben Purrington. Though he went on to help the Green Army to promotion the following season, it's a memory he certainly didn't want to be reminded about!

"I don't really want to speak about that! I've seen a picture of it on the wall here and it still brings bad memories for me."

The full interview with Jake is available to watch on our iFollow channel.


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