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Welsh forward signs for Wimbledon after prolific season

Wally Downes sums up why The Dons moved for Adam Roscrow

20 June 2019

Wally Downes has boosted his forward options for 2019/20 by offering Adam Roscrow a chance to build on his impressive goalscoring spell in the Welsh Premier League.

The 24-year-old, who struck 21 goals for Cardiff Metropolitan University, wanted to finish his studies before pursuing a career in football and he recently completed a Masters in Sports Coaching & Pedagogy at the South Wales facility.

Adam (pictured right with our club secretary David Charles) gave up the opportunity to play in the Europa League for Cardiff Met against Luxembourg’s Progrès Niederkorn in the Preliminary Round. The Welsh side became the first British student-only team to qualify for Europe with Adam having played a key part in helping the club to rise through the Welsh leagues.

Wally Downes believes that Adam will be a real asset to AFC Wimbledon and add extra firepower to the squad.

“Adam has scored a hatful of goals,” said Wally. “He is a bright kid and it was his decision not to be a pro footballer and to continue with his education. With the mobility he has got, it will be very unsettling for the opposition if we get the right deliveries into the box and the right passes into him in the final third. He will be a definite threat next season.

“He has got all the attributes that you want in a striker: he’s mobile with an eye for goal, and he works hard when you don’t have the ball. All of our strikers have that and they will be competing for places in the team. We start from a level playing field and those that impress and do best for the team will be the ones who are starting.

“I’ve got a friend of mine who lives in Wales, he is an ex-player, and he flagged Adam up to me in February. Then it was a case of monitoring him. I was hoping to see him in the Europa League, but he decided that he didn’t want to play in that. The option was for him to play in that and then come to us, but he decided he didn’t want to risk it. He is a bright kid who is determined to be a footballer and I’m sure he will be successful.”

Look out soon on the official website for an interview with Adam.

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