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Will: We always believed, that’s what this club is about

Dons academy product on what it means to stay up

5 May 2019

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Will Nightingale spoke of his pride after captaining AFC Wimbledon to League One survival and the home-grown defender said he always believed that The Dons could do it.

Written off by many after falling 10 points off safety in March, Nightingale played a key role at the back as Wally's boys achieved the ultimate Great Escape.

Speaking to iFollow after a hard-fought draw at Bradford that confirmed Wimbledon's place in League One for another season, Will said: “This is the highlight of my career. To join Wimbledon at the age of eight, do every single job at the club, finally captain the side, and to do this now with all of the boys, is unbelievable. It’s almost like a promotion in a sense, just how a lot of people had written us off. We always believed and that’s what this club is about, it is about being the underdogs and believing. It’s about proving to people how good we can be and we’ve done that. This is a massive achievement, the biggest in my career hands down. This club deserves not to have a relegation since it was reformed. Now we can look back at our FA Cup run, look at our season, and say it’s been a good season. It’s unbelievable and I’m over the moon.

“I always believed that we were going to claw ourselves back. I didn’t know it was going to go down to the final game of the season and be as nervy as that. I just want to thank everyone involved with the club, including the fans for sticking by us in every game and getting us over the line. I always believed and I’m so pleased and so proud to give that back to you all.”

The full interview with Will is available to watch by clicking on the link to our iFollow channel above.

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