Steve Seddon would have loved to have celebrated his scoring return for Wimbledon with our supporters, but playing without fans hasn’t dimmed his passion to do well for the club.
Asked for his message to our fans after he started his second loan spell here with a bang, Steve said: "Have faith in the boys. You are going to have to be patient with us, but we are definitely trying our hardest to repay your support and all the love that you put into the club. Unfortunately, the fans are not there, but I definitely feel the support. You still feel the same amount of passion, but you can't knee-slide into the corner! My girlfriend is on social media so she keeps up to date on there, and the messages were great. It's just great to be back.
"It was fantastic on Saturday, I think the main thing was going away to a side that were in the play-offs last season and getting a win. It was not the most glamorous of away performances, but it was a good starting point. I think it was a great squad we had back in my first spell and it's a great squad now. We achieved something special back then with the run we went on and we can achieve something special now. After letting a 4-2 lead slip last time the boys really took pride in not giving up the lead again, which is a great sign that the team is learning and willing to learn."
The attacking left-back struck three goals in his first spell here and though getting forward is something he prides himself on, Steve's priority is helping the team to grind out more victories.
"Getting forward is something the gaffer expects with playing the wing-backs," added Steve. "You are expected to get up there and that suits because there is nothing better to me than getting high up the pitch and combining with the attacking players. 'Pigs' is massive for us: not just on the pitch because in the changing room too he is a good character to have around. I think he is showing just how much he means to the club and how valuable he is to the team.
"Scoring goals is not the priority for me. The priority is for the team to keep winning 1-0 away from home. I always like to stay on top of my fitness, but you can't replicate a full 90 minutes in a league game. I will definitely be better for that now."