Kyron Stabana has signed a new contract at Wimbledon with his performances on loan at Tamworth having earned him a chance to compete for a first-team place.
Wally Downes kept tabs on Kyron’s progress during his end of season loan spell and glowing reports were received about the 20-year-old right-back’s displays.
“Kyron’s attitude is very good,” said Wally. “He showed that he wanted to be a part of it when he went on loan to Tamworth, his attitude was great there. Technically he is very good, he is bright and always has a smile on his face, and I hope he does well.
“Toby is in position A at the moment and Kyron has to be pushing him to get into the team. When I came in Toby was pushing Tennai Watson for the right-back spot. Toby got his chance, he did well, and he kept his place. That’s exactly what Kyron should be looking to do.
“The club should be about young and hungry players. If they are willing to learn and they come in with a smile on their faces every day I will spend all the time I can with them. I will try to make them better players.”
The new contract for Kyron comes a year since he signed for us after an impressive trial spell. That came after he was recommended to us by former Dons forward Jason Euell. Since then, Kyron, who started his career at Derby County, has playing regular football at Under-23 level and he travelled with the first-team squad for the Emirates FA Cup victory at Fleetwood.
“I am absolutely over the moon to sign for this massive club,” said Kyron. “It’s all I’ve been working towards during the last season and thankfully I’ve achieved it. I joined Derby County when I was seven and I had a long spell there, but I started a new challenge here at Wimbledon and I’ve really enjoyed it.
“The manager said straight away that he wants to help the young players in any way that he can, both on the pitch and off the pitch. I had a chat with Wally and Glyn before I went on loan to Tamworth and they said that I’d played my part for the Under-23s and it was time to show that I could play men’s football. Credit to Tamworth for giving me that opportunity. I thought I did well, got quite a few games under my belt, and hopefully I impressed the staff here at Wimbledon as well.
“Toby is a young lad as well and we are all great friends, but we all want the same goal. Hopefully, he can push me and I can push him, and we can do what’s great for the club. I was at home for the Bradford game, but I was checking my phone every five seconds for the score! It was a fantastic result for the lads and I was celebrating at home. I was watching everyone’s Instagram stories and Snapchats. It was fantastic and I had to congratulate every single one of them, for the achievement."
Click on the link above for an interview with Kyron and look out later on our social media channels for a more extensive interview.