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Player of the Year Will quick to focus on completing survival bid

Defender interviewed after important victory

28 April 2019

Will Nightingale was ‘overwhelmed’ to be voted as Player of the Year by our supporters, but he was quick to set his sights on the priority of keeping Wimbledon in League One.

The defender who joined Wimbledon at the age of eight received three awards in a post-match presentation in the Your Golf Travel Bar after the vital 2-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers.

Speaking in an interview afterwards, Will said: “I can’t believe it, I’m genuinely shocked, and overwhelmed. I’ve been here a long time so this club means a lot to me. To come through the ranks, winning the Young Player of the Year award a few seasons ago, and now the Player of the Year award, means everything. All that matters though is retaining our League One status. As big an achievement as this is, I’ve just got to focus on Bradford and getting us over that line. It’s all I’ve been saying for the last two, three, four months. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve checked the table! I’m trying to improve my own game and get us over that line. That’s all I want to do.”

Click on the link below to watch a full interview with Will on our You Tube channel.

The full list of award winners is below:

  • The WISA Allen Batsford Player of the Year – Will Nightingale
  • The Natalie Callow Memorial Trophy for Young Player of the Year (sponsored by Womble Underground Press) – Aaron Ramsdale
  • AFC Wimbledon Academy Player of the Year – Reuben Collins
  • WDON Player of the Year – Aaron Ramsdale
  • Players’ Player of the Year - Joe Pigott
  • Junior Dons Player of the Year – Will Nightingale
  • Community Champion - Will Nightingale

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