Steve Seddon has saluted the support he received from Wimbledon fans during a loan spell that provided the highlight of his career so far.
The 21-year-old left-back, who chipped in with three vital goals during the run-in, most notably the last-gasp equaliser at title winners Luton Town, said: “It was unreal to be involved in the celebrations afterwards at Bradford, it’s hard to describe what it felt like. It made all the hard work in the last few months feel worthwhile. It was something that will be very hard to eclipse in my career. That was undoubtedly the highlight of my career and I’m not sure anything will be able to top it.
“I love the fans here and all that most supporters want is a hard-working player who gives his all and I would definitely say that’s what I do. I really enjoyed playing for the fans and to help keep the club in League One at the end of the season is great. The support has been different class and it made me feel at home at Wimbledon. It also made me want to do well for the club and play for the shirt in every game. Wherever I end up, Wimbledon’s results will always be the first I will look out for on a Saturday.”
Seddon added that Wally Downes and his staff created a team spirit that proved pivotal in Wimbledon’s Great Escape. The Birmingham City full-back is also grateful to the manager for helping to improve his all-round game.
“I would say that togetherness from the manager downwards was the key reason why we stayed up. The collective effort and putting in the hard yards for each other was important. The team spirit was amazing and you don’t experience that at many places at all.
“I’ve learned a massive amount from being at Wimbledon. That’s another reason why I loved my time at the club so much. All of the staff helped me out, helping me to be better as a player. I learned about what positions I should be in defensively, but it also didn’t take away the opportunity to go forward and show what I could do in attack. The manager has really helped my game.”