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Will eager to make up for lost time with Wycombe up next

Captain ready to make his mark after returning from injury

27 August 2019

Will Nightingale made his return as a substitute at Sunderland and our captain is determined to play his part in pushing Wimbledon forward this season.

The Dons host Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday aiming for a first victory this season after tough matches at Ipswich and Sunderland. In the latter game at the Stadium of Light, Will, who had been out injured with a knee injury, entered the fray on the hour, but Wimbledon were already 2-1 down at that stage.

“Anytime that I miss any sort of game, it’s horrible," said Will. "Watching the boys from the sidelines, it makes you feel useless. It’s terrible, so I can’t wait to be playing every week again. I feel that I’ve got to make up for the time that’s been lost really. We’ve not got off to the start that we wanted results-wise, but I think that there are a lot of things coming together. I’m hoping that I can be out there and having a positive effect on the boys, so that we can start to string a few results together.

“I finished last season as captain and that made me massively proud. I know I’ve had tough times myself, but I’m very proud of my journey to become a professional footballer and by no means is it finished yet. I am here to do a job on the pitch and create success for AFC Wimbledon.

“It’s been mentioned quite a few times during my rise through the ranks about me captaining the side at Plough Lane. For the manager to actually give me the captaincy is massive. I really want to repay his decision in doing that. I feel that I’ve not marked down my authority on this club yet. I’ve not stamped down my name how I’ve wanted to and not yet had the success that I wanted to, at this club. I’ve got a long way to go to achieve things here and I want to do everything that I can to make sure that I’m remembered at Wimbledon.”

Terrace tickets are available to cheer on The Dons versus Wycombe, as Wally’s boys seek a first victory this season. Visit our online ticket shop to book a ticket.

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